Negotiation in Employee Relations

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  • 1. Presented By:-
  • 2. Case Study Due Diligence
  • 3. Conflict Conflict is a necessary part of human life. All conflicts are not bad. The way you resolve the conflicts determine the value of the outcome. Conflict occurs whenever: Disagreements exist in a social situation over issues of substance. Emotional antagonisms cause frictions between individuals or groups.
  • 4. View of Conflicts 1. Functional (or constructive) conflict. Results in positive benefits to individuals, the group, or the organization. Likely effects. Surfaces important problems so they can be addressed. Causes careful consideration of decisions. Causes reconsideration of decisions. Increases information available for decision making. Provides opportunities for creativity.
  • 5. 2. Dysfunctional (or destructive) conflict. Works to the disadvantage of individuals, the group, or the organization. Likely effects: Diverts energies. Harms group cohesion. Promotes interpersonal hostilities. Creates overall negative environment for workers.
  • 6. How to manage conflicts??? Direct conflict management approaches are based on the relative emphasis that a person places on assertiveness and cooperativeness. Assertiveness. Attempting to satisfy ones own concerns. Unassertive versus assertive. Cooperativeness. Attempting to satisfy the other partys concern. Uncooperative versus cooperative.
  • 7. Avoidance Unassertive and uncooperative. Downplaying disagreement. Failing to participate in the situation and/or staying neutral at all costs.
  • 8. Accommodation & Smoothing Unassertive and cooperative. Letting the others wishes rule. Smoothing over differences to maintain superficial harmony.
  • 9. Compromise Moderate assertiveness and moderate cooperativeness. Working toward partial satisfaction of everyones concerns. Seeking acceptable rather than optimal solutions so that no one totally wins or loses.
  • 10. Competition & Authoritative Command Assertive and uncooperative. Working against the wishes of the other party. Fighting to dominate in win/lose competition. Forcing things to a favourable conclusion through the exercise of authority.
  • 11. Collaboration & Problem Solving Assertive and cooperative. Seeking the satisfaction of everyones concerns by working through differences. Finding and solving problems so everyone gains as a result.
  • 12. Negotiation Negotiation involves discussion to make agreements where the parties involved have some difference of interest or simply negotiation of how a task or project will be carried out. Negotiation involves a greater level of democracy in decision making than consultation. In a negotiation there may be considerable uncertainty about what the outcome will be. In contrast managers who consult their employees may already have decided the core of what they intend to do from the outset. Managers will negotiate with trade unions and with individual employees over work related issues.
  • 13. Main features of Negotiation 2 or more parties Something of value or interest to the parties Desire to engage in interaction Atleast some desire to accommodate Authority to honour the agreement or settlement
  • 14. Negotiation Goals & Outcomes Substance goals. Outcomes that relate to content issues. Relationship goals . Outcomes that relate to how well people involved in the negotiations and any constituencies they represent are able to work with one another once the process is concluded.
  • 15. Effective Negotiation Occurs when substance issues are resolved and working relationships are maintained or improved. Criteria for an effective negotiation. Quality. Harmony. Efficiency.
  • 16. Strategies involved in Negotiation 1. Distributive Negotiation The key questions is: Who is going to get this resource? Hard distributive negotiation. Each party holds out to get its own way. Soft distributive negotiation. One party is willing to make concessions to the other party to get things over.
  • 17. Bargaining zone. The range between one partys minimum reservation point and the other partys maximum reservation point. A positive bargaining zone exists when the two parties points overlap. A positive bargaining zone provides room for negotiation.
  • 18. 2. Integrative negotiation. The key questions is: How can the resource best be utilized? Is less confrontational than distributive negotiation, and permits a broader range of alternative solutions to be considered. Opportunity for a true win-win solution.
  • 19. Range of feasible negotiation tactics. Selective avoidance. Compromise. True collaboration.
  • 20. Common Negotiation Pitfalls The myth of the fixed pie. The possibility of escalating commitment. Negotiators often develop overconfidence in their positions. Communication problems can cause difficulties during a negotiation. Telling problem. Hearing problem.
  • 21. Third Party Role in Negotiation Arbitration. A third party acts as a judge and has the power to issue a decision that is binding on all disputing parties. Mediation. A neutral third party tries to engage the disputing parties in a negotiated solution through persuasion and rational argument.
  • 22. Situations Requiring Negotiations Informal Situations Formal Situations Unstructured Situations Structured Situations
  • 23. Informal Situation Allocation of work Problem solving meetings Target setting Performance counselling One to one discipline meetings Routine meetings Bipartite committee meetings
  • 24. Formal Situation Performance review discussions Appraisal interviews Selection interviews Budgetary meetings Grievance meetings Works committee meetings Joint council meetings Agenda based meetings Pre decided bipartite meetings
  • 25. Unstructured Situation Problem solving meetings Target setting Performance counselling One to one discipline meetings Routine meetings Bipartite committee meetings
  • 26. Structured Situation Performance review discussion Appraisal interviews Selection interviews Budgetary meetings Works committee meetings Joint council meetings Agenda based meetings Pre decided bipartite meetings