Thursday, July 26, 2007

A piece of advice..."negotiate effectively."

When somebody ask for a raise, promotion or some form of benefits to uplift oneself economically, it calls for a lot of planning, strategy, and proper communication in order to achieve all these things. There must be a proper forum to present and address the issues of both sides. It would be a great step if both parties are brought face to face and tackle to find solutions for the underlying problems and explore the "give and take" process. Sometimes, out of anger, we tend to make hasty decisions and rush to conclusions, accusing and throwing to the public allegedly a "dirty linen." To hurl inappropriate personal revelations, is a waste of time and pave the way for failure and it will just unnecessarily sow bitterness and resentment on both sides. First of all, we are not in a position to prejudge. My advice is to come to the open, present your case since we have all the right to negotiate. We should be talking business and not personal matters. Stick to the demands and as long as it is meet or a fair bargaining is achieved, we can conclude that negotiation is successful. It is not a hopeless case and no need to create enemies. In this way, a friendly atmosphere will be maintained and feeling of respect is always there.

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