The Negotiating Styles Profile is designed to help individuals understand their personal negotiating style preferences and find ways to adjust or flex their style to achieve better results.
Each person has their own unique negotiating style
Depending on the responses to the questions, people will usually score in all four styles, which means that they will use each style at different times or negotiating circumstances. The effective negotiating grid has four quadrants, each representing one of four basic styles. These are:
• Pushy Bullying
• Quietly Manipulating
• Carefully Suggesting
• Confidently Promoting.
Anyone can learn how to use all four styles. In fact, the best negotiators sometimes use all four styles during the same negotiation. If the respondent is completely honest in their answers, the results will show that the individual has a Primary Style and a Secondary Style that are considerably stronger than the other two. This means that they are likely to adopt these styles more often and with greater ease than other styles.