In a distributive situation, there are two main ways to solve a problem or conflict. The first is to go to the extreme opposite of what you want and/or need. The second is to find a solution that is less than what you want, but fits the situation.
In either case, the key is to find a solution that is not your worst enemy. You want something less than what you really want, but it may be hard to find without spending a lot of time looking.
The key is to find a solution that feels good enough for you, and that your friends and/or people in the community agree with. If people do not feel comfortable with your solution, then maybe it will make you feel better enough to agree to something else.
This can be difficult when there are more-powerful people involved in the situation. There may be times when one person has an advantage over the other, and they need to be dealt with realistically.
Maintain control of the agenda
It’s crucial for a negotiator in a distributive situation to maintain control of the agenda. This means that while other party members are presenting ideas, the negotiator should be controlling how they are doing that.
For example, while another member is talking about a product they sell, the negotiator can ask questions to find out more information about it. Or when they present their idea, the negotiator can challenge what they say and put together an idea of their own.
By being in control of the agenda, the other members are more likely to support your idea. They do not have to worry about being outnumbered or not supporting each other enough.
Keep all options on the table
When talking about options, most people understand the concept of choosing between several possible outcomes. When choosing whether to accept a payment plan or not, you are choosing whether to keep the option of paying less or no cost for your services.
In a distributive situation, there are both cash and service options. There is a possibility of lowering your rate of service in order to save money. In either case, there is the possibility of coming up with a compensation plan that works for both parties.
There may be several compensation plans that each party feels comfortable with. The only one they agree on is that they do not want to pay more than they have to in order to get what they want out of the deal.
It can get difficult for both parties to find something enough times so that it becomes an incentive for them to come up with a fair plan that meets their needs.
Be consistent with your communication
Be consistent with your communication is a crucial part of the tactical task list above. Your partner should be able to tell when you are mad, sad, confused, or anything else and will respond to you in a similar way.
This helps build trust in your partner and makes it easier for both of you to work together. If one person is angry or upset, the other can easily see what they are feeling and respond accordingly.
Be honest about things even when it may be hard to do so. You want this relationship to work out, right? If you have to deal with something that makes you feel uncomfortable, be honest about it so that you can get through it and get back on track.
Be patient with things that are going wrong. It will take time for them to fix themselves and for them to reach a point where you are comfortable with each other again.
Listen carefully to their communication
When a person is stressed, they may not be listening carefully to what other people are saying. You can help your partner or friend get a better impression of you by being attentive to their communication.
People in a stressful situation tend to say things that they do not plan out, and that they are not fully committed to. They are also trying to put down other people’s ideas because they do not agree with them.
They may be trying to downplay their idea due to the fact that they do not agree with it. This may be showing selfishness, as well as lack of confidence in their idea.
By being aware of these things, and being confident in your ideas, you will help show your confidence in others’ ideas.
Know your client or customer
Once you’ve identified your client or customer, the next step is to know them well. Your client or customer should know you well enough to be able to call on them for help in a tough situation.
This means that you should spend time learning about your client’s goals, what they enjoy and don’t like about their product or service, and what they want from your product or service.
Learning these things will help you connect more with your client and help them feel more comfortable working with you. It will also help you in the future when switching products or services because they’ll be able to remember how you handled problems with them.
If a problem comes up, the person who knows them best can tell if they were angry, stressed, or upset. If not, may have been signs of wellness may have alerted someone else sooner.
Anticipate objections before they arise
When a person or organization is pre- meditating on the negative, the negotiator in you needs to step in and anticipate what they may be against and what they may not.
This can be tough when person or organizations are nervous or have a hard time saying no. It is up to you to help them see that it is in their best interest to do so.
By being aware of possible obstacles and being prepared for them, the negotiator in you can help your team more effectively achieve their goals. If you are not familiar with this yet, read article 5 below!
article 5: learn how to use transitional words and phrases that will help your team understand what you want from them and how they will help your team move forwardA good example of a transitional word or phrase is: “We would like it if you would consider doing X instead of Y.
Use timing strategically
When a negotiator has information that another person does not, timing is one of the most important tactics.
When someone else has information that someone else doesn’t, they have to be patient. They must wait for the right time to make their move. This is what is called using time wisely.
In a distributive situation, the two parties must work with the same time. The negotiator must be patient and use the right timing. This can be hard to do in a hurry because it takes time to get used to this.
It is important to know when to act in a distributive situation. When the other person does not seem willing to compromise, then you can use some of these things against them. You can show them that you are able to think on your own and that they are taking some things totally wrong.
Choose the location carefully
Choosing the location for a party or event is a crucial part to choosing the right location for the party or event. If people are invited to the party, then they should choose the location carefully.
Why is this important? Because if people do not know where the party is, then they cannot RSVP. So, it is important that people know where they are invited.
In terms of choosing the right location for the meeting or conference, people should also take into account what type of meeting they are having and what types of people they want to meet with.
Table rugs and chairs can get soaking wet easily. It is better if people have sturdy surfaces can be used that can be wiped off and started again. This way, people do not have to go outside to continue their meeting!
Lastly, cost must be considered when choosing the right place for the event. A wedding may be budgeted well, while an event such as a party might not necessarily cost more money. By setting an appropriate amount of money for each person attending, people will know that they were quality events.