New Research: Businesspeople Need Negotiation Skills

BIZ Community.com
April 23, 2012

Organizations are realizing that negotiation skills are necessary both to improve bottom line profitability and as a primary tool to resolve differences at all levels. A February 2012 research report, conducted by international business psychology consultancy OPP in conjunction with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), surveyed 5 000 employees in various countries across Europe and the Americas, and found that employees spend up to three and a half hours of work hours a week dealing with badly managed conflict, drastically affecting work performance.

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