noun | [ ni-goh-shee-ey-shuhn ]

Negotiation is the ability to solve interpersonal problems and conflicts, by being assertive and cooperative, using logic and persuasion. It is the ability to be respectful and to disagree without threatening the wellbeing of others. It involves defining the problem, identifying a strategy and to proceed, keeping in mind the complexity of the emotions involved and the consequences for both parties. It requires persistence while interacting with the people involved and engaging with the process until a conclusion is reached.

Negotiation skills can help change attitudes, prevent or manage disagreements and misunderstandings, and improve relationships. They enhance our abilities to protect ourselves from exploitation, abuse and bullying.

Negotiation In Action

The person will be able to:

  • Listen to others’ points of view attentively.
  • Be respectful of others’ views and concerns, even while disagreeing.
  • Prevent or manage disagreements and misunderstandings.
  • Use verbal arguments over violence.
  • Apply logic while presenting their arguments.
  • Identify the root problem in a conflict situation.
  • Change others’ attitudes to align with their own ideas.

Related Life Skills

Also Known As

Hindi | 

समझौता वार्ता (बातचीत करना)

Marathi | 

वाटाघाटी (बोलणी करणे)


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