When it comes to negotiation why knowledge is a better insurance policy than cunning

How to make your negotiations more effective

Published in Global Health & Pharma

With negotiations so much in the news these days (EU, UK steelmaking, NHS junior doctors and possibly US electoral conventions to name a few), this might be a good moment to look at the subject of negotiation in a bit more depth. It is nicely bookended by two pieces of Huthwaite International research: one the observational study that revolutionised the way many negotiators have been trained to think and act at ever since; the other a global survey completed and published just last year. Highlights cover:

  • How organisations are practicing their negotiation skills today
  • Skilled use of verbal behaviours and how they affect the negotiation
  • Making the most of preparation time with a view on the end game

There’s plenty to go wrong in even the most trivial negotiation. And in the big, important ones, mistakes can be costly and very difficult to unravel. Skill and knowledge are a better insurance policy than trusting to luck and native cunning.

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Download our benchmark study of some of the world’s largest organisations. Discover their top ten factors for negotiation success. This report is important reading for anyone evaluating their company’s negotiation capability and / or considering a skills improvement programme.

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By | 2017-10-10T10:31:49+00:00 June 29th, 2016|Categories: Sales, Procurement, Sales articles, Procurement articles|Tags: , |
David Freedman, Director of Sales
David is Huthwaite's Director of Sales. He is a Fellow of both the Institute of Sales Management and of the Association of Professional Sales, sits on the Management Consultancies’ Association Council and is former Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations MarComs group. He speaks all over the world, from conferences and exhibitions including World of Learning, SAMA, APMP and many international business organisations. He has also been on the judging panels for the National Sales Awards and the National Business Awards.