Sanjay Yadav on the Process-Based Skills of Negotiation
Key Takeaways And Actionable Insights
Negotiation skills are vital to your business.
How well you negotiate will directly affect your cash flows, your costs, your margins, your scale, your financing and your resource allocation. It will indirectly affect your brand reputation, your organizational designs and your delegated management capabilities based on the employment contracts you negotiate.
Negotiation can be taught and learned.
As with everything in business, knowledge absence renders your outcome more uncertain. If your knowledge of the appropriate skills is lacking, you might experience disappointing results when negotiating with customers, suppliers, partners, employees and others in your ecosystem. If your role includes negotiating, allocate some time to skill development.
Negotiation is a process — best results come from knowing how to do the right things in the right order. For example, taking time to establish shared trust at the outset is better than having to recover lost trust later in the process. Think through the process from beginning to end — including what could go wrong or what unexpected difficulties might arise — so that you are never thrown off-track. When you know the correct next step to advance negotiations, you’ll be prepared in advance for that step and be ready with the a
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