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This posting addresses impasse in negotiations.

What are some common mistakes that may lead to an impasse in negotiation? Describe a time you experienced an impasse in negotiation? What are strategies that could have been applied in that situation?

What are the benefits of third-party intervention? When do negotiators initiate third-party interventions? How will you engage a third party to assist you in managing a negotiation impasse?

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Six common mistakes lead to an impasse in negotiation. The first mistake is when one party neglects the other side's problem, which results from a lack of understanding. Other mistakes include when there is an overemphasis on price, and when parties take positions over interests. Impasses can occur when parties focus too heavily on common ground instead of recognizing differences. By doing so, the parties may miss valuable opportunities to find creative resolutions to key differences. Another mistake is neglecting the best alternative to a negotiated agreement, and adjusting the perceptions of parties throughout the negotiation process.

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The solution provides a detailed discussion on the common mistakes that may lead to an impasse in negotiation. Also discussed are experiences involving the topic, and strategies to overcome the impasse. Third-party interventions are also discussed.