In any negotiation, the end result is for both parties to have a win-win outcome. Most negotiations, especially with people we are close with, can quickly escalate into heated arguments. This is because we have known our friends or family for a very long time hence understand which buttons to push to make them give up on the discussion. The strong personal relationships can either result in a constructive negotiation or hinder it. When negotiating with a close person, it is important to handle the conflict maturely as it helps us to understand their emotions, characters and needs better. Use the following 5 ways to negotiate with friends and family in a productive way.
While it can take time to reach a mutual agreement, if the discussion has been going on for a long time yet don’t see both of you coming to a settlement then it might be time to end it. Over negotiation often make people drag other issues instead of focusing on the main agenda of the discussion and often result in loss of interest.