How do we negotiate?

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When working on a team, there will be times when you all agree, and times when you don't. 

Team success is directly related to how well team members communicate with each other, even when you don't all agree. Communicating to get past a disagreement involves using the skill of negotiation, a life skill that can be learned, and one that gets better and better with practice.

Ideally, you and your team members will aim to listen to each other's ideas and to express yourself assertively and respectfully, yet at times there may strong differences of opinion. Sometimes, even when you are trying your best, negotiations can get stuck.  That's when it's a good idea to ask for help, before a disagreement escalates into a major problem. 

Royal Roads provides Team Coaches to help facilitate effective team communication, and to help get past communication obstacles. The sooner your team addresses the obstacle, the sooner you can get back to working together to accomplish your goal.

First, aim to negotiate with your team.

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