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Jan 22nd, 2021

How Women Can Get What They Want in a Negotiation

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Based on a growing body of research on gender in negotiations, combined with burgeoning research on positivity and mindfulness, several strategies can help women negotiate more effectively. Investing effort in preparation for a negotiation — knowing what you want and why, thinking through acceptable alternatives, and developing specific strategies for being persuasive — can significantly increase your confidence and competence. Prior to a negotiation, women can use positive priming (thinking about something positive or engaging in a joyful activity) to increase positive emotions, resulting in greater creativity, openness, and willingness to collaborate, all of which are essential to successful negotiation. With increased confidence, women will be more likely to assert their needs. Confidence may also reduce anxiety about negotiating, which women experience to a greater degree than men. This can increase the likelihood that women choose to enter a negotiation to begin with. And a greater awareness of the emotions of others during a negotiation can help women better understand their needs and interests, which can make it easier to find integrative solutions.

Tara, an MD/PhD who works for a large public university, contacted one of us (Suzanne) a few weeks after participating in a negotiation workshop she ran, wanting to share some positive news about successfully negotiating an 11% pay increase. A faculty member for six years, she had come to learn that she was not only underpaid but also had a higher teaching and clinic load than others in her group. She, like many women, accepted her job offer without negotiating.

See the original blog:-

https://hbr.org/2018/08/how-women-can-get-what-they-want-in-a-negotiation?fbclid=IwAR1vNHIN_vzbAp7n6_nrpfyxXYgaa-4cZr4KfDHJNk7SP2noYtBS2ZHIl-o

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