Negotiation is the act of coming to an agreement on a topic that is important to all parties involved.
It may include conflict resolution so that the issue gets resolved without harsh words or hard feelings.
Real negotiation is coming up with the win-win.
Even though we negotiate all the time, most of us could be better at it.
Bargaining Skills Can Be Learned
You may think some people are born with what it takes to be great negotiators.
The good news is bargaining skills can be learned. They are not part of a special gene that only a lucky few have.
Negotiation skills help us in all kinds of ways:
- Improve our interpersonal relationships
- Save money
- Resolve conflict amicably
- Get ahead in a career (promotions, raises)
- Build a solid business
Basically, being good at compromise makes for a happier life for everyone.