Program on Negotiation (PON), Harvard University
1. Schedule through term
2. Negotiation goes on all the time; identify one you were involved in during the last 24 hours.
- Who were the parties?
- What was the issue?
- Did it end satisfactorily for you?
3. Criteria for evaluating your negotiation:
- Was it efficient?
- Did it improve or at least not damage the relationship between you?
- Did it produce a wise agreement?
- Meets the legitimate interests of each side to extent possible
- Resolves conflicting interests fairly
- Is durable
- Takes community interests into account
4. Positional bargaining, which is the common approach to negotiation, fails to meet these criteria.
- Did you or the other person involved use positional bargaining?
- How well did the negotiation work in terms of the criteria?
5. Are you a soft or a hard bargainer? (see table p.13)
- What was the predominant approach taken by the parties?
6. An alternative approach - Principled negotiation