Compromising Conflict Management
It is most useful when both parties are of equal stature and there is no simple solution. For example, the sale of land in which the owner desires to sell but has no pressing need and the buyer would like to buy but is likewise under no particular compunction to buy.
The result is typically a series of offers and counter offers until and agreement is made.
Unfortunately, no one is ever really satisfied with the results of this technique. But, at least both parties are equally dissatisfied.
Another downfall is that less than optimal solutions get implemented.
Conflict Management Quiz