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Reg holds a Bachelors and a Masters in education and a Doctorate in counseling. In addition to working in the public school system he does consultation work, private tutoring and guest speaking.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Compromising Conflict Management

This technique is often known as the "middle ground" approach. Compromise is a negotiation process in which both parties give up something they want. Whatever one side gets, the other side loses. Neither side gets what they want but both sides make concessions in order to reach a conclusion that is equally acceptable to both.

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
Collaborating
Competing
Avoiding
Harmonizing
Compromising


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