Negotiating Style Profile
Develop Your Team's Negotiation Styles
As a skilled trainer, you have the opportunity to guide individuals in developing their negotiation styles and expertise through thought, preparation, and skill practice. Drawing inspiration from Ury and Fisher's collaborative win-win model and the revered Thomas-Kilmann conflict resolution model, this self-assessment provides a straightforward framework to identify one's negotiation style and its impact in various negotiating situations.
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Available in Online and Print Format
- Online version available through the HRDQ Assessment Center.
- Students may self-enroll in the online version.
- Self-enrollment is also a good option for trainers and consultants who wish to evaluate content for their organization or client.
How It Works
The Negotiating Style Profile is a tool created to train and prepare individuals, particularly those who engage in frequent negotiations (which is nearly everyone).
This self-assessment presents individuals with 30 statements, and their task is to choose one of seven possible responses, ranging from "Completely Characteristic" to "Completely Uncharacteristic." Scores then reveal a preference for one of five negotiation styles.
Five Negotiation Styles:
The Negotiating Style Profile also offers a 180-degree feedback component that enables individuals to see how their peers perceive them. Combining the results of the self-assessment and the feedback provides individuals with an in-depth understanding of their natural tendencies, as well as a starting point for improvement. Both pieces take approximately 20 minutes to complete, and we recommend you allow approximately one hour for the interpretation of results, debriefing, and goal setting.
Trainer certification is not required to administer or facilitate the Negotiating Style Profile.
Uses and Applications
The Negotiating Style Profile can be used as a standalone learning instrument or part of a more comprehensive curriculum on topics such as negotiating, selling, communication, and conflict resolution. It's an excellent starting point to help individuals in five areas.
Five Uses and Applications:
- Gain awareness of their current negotiating styles and behavior.
- Prepare for an upcoming negotiation.
- Improve the planning and communication skills needed to be an effective negotiator.
- Practice negotiating with people who have different negotiation styles.
- Improve reasoning skills.
The Negotiating Style Profile is suitable for all individuals, especially supervisors, customer service representatives, managers, sales professionals, negotiators, and consultants.
Five Learning Outcomes:
- Learn five negotiating styles.
- Identify personal negotiating style.
- Discover why a win-win approach is most effective.
- Learn how others perceive one's negotiation styles.
- Develop an action plan to improve negotiation style strengths.
Product Type: Assessment and workshop. The Facilitator Guide is an in-depth binder that is designed to help trainers swiftly administrate the negotiation styles assessment.
Target Audience: All individuals, especially those who negotiate on a regular basis and who are interested in learning negotiation styles.
Measures: Personal negotiating preferences.
Dimensions: Defeating, accommodating, collaborating, withdrawing, and compromising.
Time Required: Administration: 20 minutes. Interpretation: One hour. Workshop: 1.5 hours.
What to Order
Facilitator Guide: Order One Guide per Trainer
The Facilitator Guide makes preparation easy with comprehensive background information, workshop guidelines, and a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation. The guide also includes sample participant materials. Facilitator support materials will be available to you as a digital download link in your order confirmation.
Paper Assessment 5-Pack: Order One Pack for Up to Five Participants
The print version is ideal for facilitators who prefer to oversee the negotiation styles scoring and administration of the assessment if you don't know who the participants will be before the class begins or if your learners do not have easy access to computers. It includes pressure-sensitive forms for scoring to aid manual tabulation.
Paper Feedback 5-Pack: Provide at Least Three Assessments per Individual (Recommended)
Feedback forms submitted by peers provide the data to create a second – or "feedback" – profile for each participant. They include a 30-statement assessment and pressure-sensitive response form.
Online Assessment: Order One per Participant
The online assessment of the Negotiating Style Profile is administered to participants through the HRDQ Assessment Center and includes personalized reporting, full-color charts, interpretive information, worksheets, and action planning. A detailed report is delivered electronically to the facilitator/administrator when complete.
Online Assessment with Feedback: Order One per Participant
The online assessment contains all the feedback forms submitted by peers. This includes a 30-statement assessment in addition to personalized reporting, full-color charts, interpretive information, worksheets, and action planning. A detailed report on negotiation styles is also delivered electronically to the facilitator/administrator when complete.
QuickStart Train-the-Trainer: 1-Hour Virtual Coaching Session for This Product
QST is a convenient, one-hour virtual coaching session for first-time facilitators of this product. You'll receive personalized, one-on-one coaching with a subject matter expert who will get you up to speed quickly and accurately so you can step into the onsite with confidence. We'll answer all your questions about the facilitation of the product. And you can add additional coaching hours as needed. Your coaching session can be provided by telephone or video call and at a time of your choosing.
Facilitators will also receive an HRDQ Certificate of Completion for completing the QuickStart session.
About the Author
Rollin Glaser, Ed.D., was an accomplished trainer, consultant, and expert in the field of adult learning and is also the co-founder and former chief executive officer of HRDQ. He held several degrees, including a B.S. from Northwestern University and an M.Ed. from Northeastern University, as well as an M.A. and Ed.D. from Columbia University. In addition to many assessments, training games, programs, and articles, Rollin authored Personnel Management for Retailers and co-authored The Management of Training and Managing by Design.
Christine Glaser, M.Ed., is the co-founder and former president of HRDQ. Her previous experience includes management skills training, consulting, editing, and public school teaching. She holds a BS from Northwestern University and an M.Ed. in guidance and counseling from Northeastern University. Ms. Glaser is a co-author of Managing by Design as well as several learning tools, including Jungle Escape and the Team Effectiveness Profile.
Negotiation Styles Resources
- Negotiation Styles Sample Report | The Negotiating Style Profile Sample Report
- Negotiation Styles Case Study | The Negotiating Style Profile Case Study
- Negotiation Styles Infographic | 6 Interpersonal Skills of the Collaborative Negotiator
- Webinar | Enhancing Your Negotiation Powers