Negotiating conflict can be tough. Both parties understand what their views are and are more than likely prepared for finding a compromise so that they can come to an agreement. But, there are some things you might want to remember when negotiating a conflict with another party.
Avoid Emotional Responses
Sometimes in negotiating one party might try to provoke the other into an emotional response to try and get the upper hand. They’ll ask about your expertise or your knowledge on a subject and might even question your ideas to get you to respond emotionally so that they have the power within the conversation.
Ways to help avoid or get out of this is to:
- Suggest taking a break from the conversation
- Let the other party know that you see their move
- Provide evidence and facts to back your stance up
Time can be to your Advantage
Don’t be so quick to immediately get a conflict resolved. They often take time. For example, a couple going through a divorce may learn over time how to work better together for the sake of their families or a board or team member on one sign of a conflict may eventually leave and make coming to a compromise and sharing ideas easier. Instead of looking at the conflict as something set in stone, know that it will be a constant up and down change.
Bring in a Mediator
Having a mediator present to help with the conversation is super helpful when trying to negotiate conflict. Mediation, unlike arbitration or lawsuits in court, offers parties the ability to resolve their dispute on their own terms. Steven Gregory has served as a mediator since 1995 and has mediated domestic relation matters, employment cases, commercial disputes, small claims cases, and many more. If you’re looking for a mediator to help you resolve conflict with another party, give Gregory Law a call!
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