Floating Icons on Left Border

How to Set Negotiation Goals as a Manager?

  • 18th Jun'21

Managers regularly focus on success criteria, incentive pledges, and other negotiating aiming to motivate negotiators. 

But is there something that you are missing out on?

If you are determined to be transparent, you are more willing to unforeseen the challenges that you ultimately face as negotiators, majorly the ones that go unidentified. To have a successful negotiation, you need to master important negotiation skills for workplace success


Setting Negotiation Goals as a Leader 

At the managerial level, you should ensure that your team is also fluent in negotiation. You should know the benefits of employees learning negotiation skills. This will help you set negotiation goals better as a leader. 


Find the Right Emphasis

Do you want to optimize simple terms benefit, or would you like to see to create long-term, value-adding cooperation? 

Is your objective to rob market share at the cost of profit?

Be sure you know what you're doing, not what you'd like to do.

A mix and match between many issues can lead one to forget other critical problems and activities. 

Suppose a division holds staff for achieving short-term revenue objectives. In that case, they can likely forget the long-term goals, which will affect the organization in the future.


Set Right Targets

As a manager, you are advised to negotiate targets sufficiently to encourage negotiators to be as intense as possible. To reach this level of negotiation, you should learn the art of negotiating.  

However, this point neglects the fact that stretched targets promote irresponsible driving.


Stick to Right Morals

The objective here establishes a corporate environment suitable for unethical and illegal behavior by allowing negotiators to concentrate on ending and not on approaches. This issue needs specific proclaiming guidance.


Provide Right Guidance

Negotiators can be inclined to pursue strategic rather than productive tactics to achieve ambitious targets and thus lack the opportunity to build respect for their corporations. Now here you can help the team with immense motivation and guidance.

To conclude, Negotiation goals set by managers need to be the SMART goals. 

Goals that should be Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-Bound and supported by Motivation, Integrity, Honesty, and Connection.


To know more, read:

How Should Managers Think While Setting Negotiation Goals?.

Prioritize ruthlessly to get what you want

 Work-life Balance Demystified


Shellye is committed to helping people from diverse backgrounds to achieve their aspirations in careers and life. The content published above was made in collaboration with our members.

Shellye Archambeau is determined to help you with all possible strategies to climb the ladder of success. She values your feedback. Do mention them in the comment section below.

Post Your Comment