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If the best alternative to Tom`s deal is to sell the car to a dealership, which would offer him $6,000, then both parties can agree because Tom`s reservation point would be $6,000. In the situation described, the diagram would be as follows: Imagine that you have undergo been in negotiation training. From your studies, you know how valuable it is to go to a business meeting. Before organizing the meeting, you began discussions with two alternative suppliers. These suppliers are ready and able to meet all your needs. If your current negotiations are deadlocked, what is your best external option? Most experienced negotiators understand the value of evaluating their BATNA, or better alternative to a negotiated deal, a concept that Roger Fisher, William Ury and Bruce Patton in their pioneering book Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In (Penguin, 1991, second … Read more But negotiators often neglect an equally important step: the analysis of the other party`s best alternative to a negotiated agreement. While it may be useful to determine which alternatives are the other party, the effort may be worth it. If you find that your opponent has few options, this knowledge can help you meet your requirements. In business negotiations, two polar errors are common: reaching an agreement if it was not wise to do so, and moving away from a mutually beneficial outcome. How can you avoid these pitfalls? By careful preparation that includes an analysis of the area of the potential agreement or zopa in trade negotiations. …

Read more BATNA is often not seen by negotiators as a safety net, but as a lever in negotiations. Although a negotiator`s alternative options should theoretically be easy to assess, the attempt to understand what alternative BATNA represents for some is often not invested. Options must be real and achievable to be of value,[5][source of third party required] however, without the investment of time, often contain options that fail any of these criteria. [6] [Quote required] Most managers overestimate their BATNA while investing too little time in the search for their real options. [Third-party source required] This can lead to bad or wrong decisions and negotiations.

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