Examples of Negotiations

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1) This statement is neither wise nor unwise in and of itself, but depends entirely on context. There are times when "tracking the moves" of the interested parties, which is one of the mediator's primary tasks, would consist first and foremost of noting and handling personal conflicts between these parties, but this is very much dependent on the dynamics around the table. In general, the advice given to the mediator in this statement would have to be considered "unwise," as only when personal conflicts actually become a problem should this become the central concern of the mediator. The advice given to interested parties is likely to be more frequently applicable and "wise," as there are numerous circumstances that can be imagined when keeping certain information regarding one's interests would be beneficial to the negotiating process while cooperating with the established process of negotiation is usually advantageous. Both of these general rules can and should be violated in many circumstances, however, as it is quite often beneficial to be open and direct about one's ends, one's willingness to compromise, and other aspects of one's interests. Likewise it can be wise in some situations to purposefully resist or disrupt the mediator's attempt to control negotiations, especially in instances where the mediator begins to show more willingness to direct negotiations than is appropriate for a disinterested party. This occurred during the Rockville negotiations in particular,
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