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In building relationships, what should American negotiators do to increase their chances of success?

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In building relationships, there are a few different strategies that American negotiators can employ to help ensure negotiation success. We have definitely become globalized, like no other time in history. Our largest companies are employing overseas workers, in many cases, in greater numbers than they're employing domestic workers. Even from a domestic standpoint, we're conducting business on U.S. soil on a daily basis with foreign companies located in the U.S. Due to this drastic ...

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This solution explains the steps that American negotiators should take to increase their chances of success in the negotiation setting. This discussion can also be applied to negotiators in most foreign countries.

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We have attempted to point out, that in any inter-personal communication in general, and at the negotiating table in particular, we have to be aware of the people involved, their personal styles, and the various forms of communication.

If trying to figure out: "does he mean what he says, or does he say what he means", is not hard enough, than when we add diversity of cultures and differences of character, it may seem like an insurmountable peak to climb.

Please read the following article:

Van, D. T. T. (2009). A Comparative Study of Vietnamese and American Customers' Behavior in Negotiation Style and Implications for Global Pricing Strategy Journal of Global Business Issues. Burbank:Summer 2009. Vol. 3, Iss. 2, p. 25-32 (8 pp.)

Please pay special attention to the personal styles and preferences between the two target groups.

Discuss the following questions:

-How would you describe the personal style and preferences of the negotiators in the Far-East vs. the Westerners?
-What practical lessons have you learned from this module regarding a possible negotiation session with the Far Easteners? Point out at least three and explain in depth.

Human behaviors are diverse and much more so when we have cultural differences between the two sides - point them out.

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