What if they refuse to meet or talk with you? All of these situations are stressful, and intended to put extra pressure on you to make a quick decision in the opposition's favor. When a situation like this takes place, stay calm and go slow. Don't get angry or make a rushed decision. Instead, talk about the pressure tactic without judging. If you have already decided on your best alternative, you have nothing to fear.
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You can walk away at any time, and go that route instead. Think about everything that you can do, and that your mediator can do. Although you may be less powerful, at least you will be negotiating with all the available information. In a situation like this, you may be tempted to do the same thing: "If you won't change your mind, neither will I! Instead, treat your opponent's position as a real possibility. Ask lots of questions.
Listen to their logic. Understand what their interests are, and what it is that they really want. Learn what their criticisms of your idea are. The more you know about where they're coming from, the better a resolution you can create. In conflict resolution, the best solution is the solution that is best for both sides. Of course, that's not always possible to find, but you should use all your resources to solve your conflict as smoothly as you can.
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Ury, W. Getting past No: Negotiating your way from confrontation to cooperation. New York, NY: Bantam. Skip to main content. Toggle navigation Navigation. Chapter Chapter 20 Sections Section 6. Training for Conflict Resolution Section 8. Establishing Youth Organizations Section Developing a Speaker's Bureau Section Implementing a Neighborhood Watch.
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Toggle navigation Chapter Sections. Section 6. Learn how to resolve conflict or disagreements between groups. What is conflict resolution?
Why should you resolve conflict? When should you resolve conflict? How should you resolve conflict? The goals of negotiation are: To produce a solution that all parties can agree to To work as quickly as possible to find this solution To improve, not hurt, the relationship between the groups in conflict Conflict resolution through negotiation can be good for all parties involved. Some other good reasons to negotiate are: To understand more about those whose ideas, beliefs, and backgrounds may be different from your own.
In order to resolve a conflict, you'll need to look at the conflict from your opponent's point of view and learn more about this person or group's perspective and motivations.
To ensure that your relationships with opponents continue and grow. If you make peace with your opponents, you increase your own allies in the community. Successful negotiations pave the way for smooth relationships in the future. To find peaceful solutions to difficult situations.
Full-blown battles use up resources -- time, energy, good reputation, motivation. By negotiating, you avoid wasting these resources, and you may actually make new allies and find new resources! There are seven steps to successfully negotiating the resolution of a conflict: Understand the conflict Communicate with the opposition Brainstorm possible resolutions Choose the best resolution Use a third party mediator Explore alternatives Cope with stressful situations and pressure tactics 1. Understand the conflict Conflicts arise for a variety of different reasons.
Interests What are my interests? What do I really care about in this conflict? What do I want? What do I need?
What are my concerns, hopes, fears? Possible Outcomes What kinds of agreements might we reach? Legitimacy What third party, outside of the conflict, might convince one or both of us that a proposed agreement is a fair one? What objective standard might convince us that an agreement is fair? For example: a law, an expert opinion, the market value of the transaction. Is there a precedent that would convince us that an agreement is fair? Their Interests What are the interests of my opposition? If I were in their shoes, what would I really care about in this conflict? Read on the Scribd mobile app Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere.
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