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    Miami School District Negotiation Analysis

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    Prepare a response in which you analyze the following scenario:

    The Miami school district has announced that because of unexpected increases in enrollment, school boundaries for the upcoming year will be redrawn. The school board has hired experts to redraw school boundaries to be submitted for next year. Under this plan, many students will not be able to stay at their present school. Upon hearing this, parents start voicing their objections to the school board about the proposed plan for the following reasons:

    - Quality of education
    - Increased travel time
    - Crossing economic and cultural boundaries
    - Affect on property values
    - Social affects on children

    Develop a plan to address stakeholders' concerns. Determine the following:

    - Who are the stakeholders?
    - What negotiation strategy do you use to support the school board's need to redraw the boundaries while addressing the concerns of the stakeholders?
    - How do ethics and culture affect your decision?

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    Who are the stakeholders?

    The stakeholders in this situation are the school authorities, students and their parents, experts involved in the redrawing plan, school employees and community/society in which the school is located and the vendors associated with the school.

    What negotiation strategy do you use to support the school board's need to redraw the boundaries while addressing the concerns of the stakeholders?

    The negotiation strategy pursued in this scenario to support the school board's need to redraw the boundaries while addressing the concerns of the stakeholders will be integrative negotiation strategy which aims at reaching to a win-win scenario for all the parties in the negotiation. " The word integrative means to join several parts into a whole. Conceptually, this implies some cooperation, or a joining of forces to achieve something together. Usually involves a higher degree of trust and a forming of a relationship. Both parties want to walk away feeling they've achieved something which has value by getting what each wants. Ideally, it is a twofold process."

    Reference: http://www.negotiations.com/articles/negotiation-types/

    " Integrative bargaining (also called "interest-based bargaining," "win-win bargaining") is a negotiation strategy in which parties collaborate to find a "win-win" solution to their dispute. This strategy focuses on developing mutually beneficial agreements based on the interests of the disputants. Interests include the needs, desires, concerns, and fears important to each side."

    Reference: http://www.beyondintractability.org/essay/interest-based_bargaining/

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    Solution Summary

    This solutions discusses the interests of affected parties, negotiation strategies, parents' major concerns, and how culture and ethics affects decision making ii 1034 words with references.

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