Why is Negotiation Important? The Importance and Prevalence of Negotiation Explained

Why is negotiation important?

Negotiation finds its way into many daily interactions, from buying a used car and our personal life settling a legal dispute and brokering a global business world. Negotiation skills are vital to any agreement between two or more parties involved. Yet, few people have strong negotiation skills or receive training before engaging in the practice. …

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Resolution vs Solution | How to Properly Solve a Conflict

Resolution vs Solution

The first step to effectively solving a conflict is to understand the difference between a resolution and a solution. The conflict has a way of repeating itself over and over, especially if it is not addressed correctly.  Addressing a conflict correctly includes identifying the key differences between a resolution and a solution and using this …

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International Regimes | Better Understand People Across the Globe


What is the concept of international regimes? Let’s dive right in! With the rise of technology and the movement toward globally connected societies, there has been a need for some kind of international organization between countries on infrastructure and resource distribution.  This is where the concept of international regimes finds itself.  The study of international …

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What is Commercial Impracticability?

Implied Contracts

Commercial impracticability may be a term that is most commonly discussed in law school classrooms and cases revolving around a contract claim.  The term is not discussed frequently outside of the people that deal with it daily, but it can be an important term to know when faced with a contract that has been influenced …

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Disadvantages of Arbitration

Arbitration is often touted as a fantastic alternative to litigation, and many times it is. However, there are disadvantages to arbitration that can make it the wrong choice for a dispute for various reasons. Understanding how arbitration may not fit a situation or case can help parties make the best decision regarding the dispute resolution …

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Polarization in Communication: How to Avoid Polarizing Speech

As politics and other issues drive Americans further apart, it is commonplace to see polarization in communication in messaging online and in other sources.  Polarization encourages both those without a position to pick one and those with a position to commit to a more extreme version of the position.  The prevalence of polarization has increasingly …

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Morton’s Resolution Model: The Resolution of Conflict

Conflict is often painted in a bad light.  It can make people feel uneasy and often contributes to the breakdown of relationships. However, not all conflict is destructive, and there are times when conflict may be beneficial for a situation or relationship.  The idea that conflict will have either constructive or destructive results is the …

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What is Interest-Based Negotiation and How to Utilize it

Interest-Based Negotiation

When two parties are negotiating with one another, there are several styles and techniques that the parties may try to use to help them gain an advantage in the negotiation. One of these techniques or styles is called interest-based negotiation. When the parties are using interest-based negotiation, they will often come to an agreement that …

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What is Situational Conflict, and How Can it be Resolved?

Situational Conflict

Many of us try and avoid conflict at all costs. This can include changing our actions and statements to avoid causing conflict. However, conflict is an inevitable part of life, and even the most vigilant of conflict-avoiders will run into a conflict of some kind. For most, the conflict that arises will be situational, or …

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Approaches to Conflict Resolution

Approaches to conflict resolution

There are five main approaches to conflict resolution that people and parties can use when there are in the midst of a conflict. Most people will have a specific approach or style that works for them or is their default approach. However, any person can use any one of the approaches with a little practice. …

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