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Team success is directly related to how well team members communicate with each other, even when you don't all agree. Negotiation is the skill of creating agreements -  a life skill that can be learned, and one that gets better and better with practice.

Negotiation includes two key ingredients:


Sometimes, even when you are trying your best, negotiations can get stuck.   The sooner your team identifies and addresses the obstacle, the sooner you can get back to working together to accomplish your goal.That's when it's a good idea to ask for help, before a disagreement escalates into a major problem. 

Royal Roads University provides Team Coaches to help facilitate effective team communication and to help get past communication obstacles.   Royal Roads has a process for working through team challenges.

First, aim to negotiate with your team.

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