Staying on top of global negotiation trends and the latest thinking will help drive your own success. Our research reports and articles keep you up to date on what's happening around the world - all delivered with a keen negotiation angle and fresh perspective.
Research report: Global commercial trends
The Gap Partnership
Introducing our latest global research project focused on seven key commercial trends and their impact on professionals worldwide. Our unique emphasis on the negotiation angle of each topic provides actionable findings to enhance commercial negotiations and performance.
Navigating the new era of Darwinism: Adapting and evolving in a rapidly changing business landscape
Step into the world of negotiation strategy with James Kennerdale, Senior Manager at The Gap Partnership. In this insightful discussion, he unveils the power of early diagnosis in people, processes, and organizational dynamics, revealing how it serves as a shield against the pitfalls that often lurk in the realm of business negotiations.
Lessons from game theory: How collaboration and communication affect payoffs
Game theory is a compelling strategic model that makes sense of the pivotal role that communication, trust, and alignment play in achieving optimal negotiation results. In this article, we deep dive into some famous game theory examples, and explore how the learnings can be successfully applied to negotiation for optimised outcomes.
Negotiating with clarity: Understanding and addressing cognitive fatigue
Negotiation, an essential aspect of business, requires mental agility and strong communication skills but can lead to cognitive fatigue, impacting the process and results significantly. By recognizing and understanding this fatigue, and employing effective strategies for prevention and mitigation, negotiators can improve their performance and secure better outcomes.
Imposter syndrome: The silent killer of negotiation success
Imposter syndrome, a psychological pattern where individuals doubt their own skills and accomplishments, can significantly impact performance in business negotiations. In this article, we examine this syndrome, gender biases, and the rise of virtual negotiations, concluding with practical tips and strategies to overcome it and become a more effective negotiator. By addressing limiting beliefs and adopting effective negotiation strategies, you can become more confident negotiators and achieve better outcomes for yourself and your organization.
Enhance: The enterprise toolkit for procurement professionals
The Gap Partnership
We are delighted to announce the launch of Enhance, a powerful SaaS solution that optimizes negotiation performance and outcomes. Enhance has been developed to deliver optimal end-to-end planning and implementation for every single negotiation a procurement team undertakes. Its powerful but user-friendly online toolkit supports the entire process, enhancing efficiency, effectiveness, and results.
The Negotiation Society magazine: Leadership and influence
Effective leadership can assume multiple approaches, personalities, and styles. The latest edition of The Negotiation Society magazine puts leadership under the microscope and includes candid stories from commercial leaders about their journey to the top, insights from future leaders, as well as expert analysis on the role negotiation plays in professional success.
The power of delayed gratification in negotiation: How to say 'no' one more time
R. Brian Denning
Have you ever wondered if delaying gratification could lead to better outcomes in negotiations? In this article, we explore the importance of this concept in negotiations, and provide tips for negotiating with limited time to achieve the best possible outcome. These tips include focusing on self-awareness, rejecting proposals to signal disapproval, scrutinizing past negotiations, proposing alternative counteroffers after rejecting a proposal. By implementing these strategies, you can improve your negotiation outcomes, ensuring that you don't leave any value on the table.
Shifting your perspective to achieve more collaborative negotiations
Have you ever thought you were more collaborative than the other party during a negotiation? It turns out, we tend to overestimate our collaboration skills and misinterpret the competitiveness of the other party. In this article, we discuss the biases that lead to this illusion, the importance of understanding interests over positions, and provides suggestions for increasing collaboration in negotiations.