Taking the tension, apprehension and conflict out of the process can help a negotiator approach the task with a more productive attitude: it’s not such a grave and arduous ordeal to be dreaded but an opportunity to have some fun while trying to create a better deal.
Dilbert, the Negotiator, from Scott Adam’s comic strip provides an endless reservoir of insight into the business world.
Dilbert the negotiator counters the anchor tactic. In today’s strip (12 Feb 2015) he gets the better of guy who is attempting to use a negotiating tactic, the anchor.
Negotiation Skills Training in the 21st Century This program addresses the highest level of negotiating in today’s tough world of business: capturing value. Cutting-edge companies work hard and invest heavily in innovation to add value to their product line and to their supply chain. But that value doesn’t automatically go straight to the bottom line; it only happens through deals negotiated by key personnel within the company. Yet, traditional… read more →