Annemari Muru, Head of Structural Funds Agency, Archimedes Foundation

aprill 26th, 2016   •   Annemari Muru, Head of Structural Funds Agency, Archimedes Foundation kommenteerimine on välja lülitatud   

Before coming to the Negotiation Technology course, I thought that I knew quite a lot about negotiations. And about relationships in life in general. – I was wrong! I realized that I knew a lot less than I thought.

Yes, the focus was negotiation skills. But the real value came to me at the end of the course: I realized that every situation in life, work, family etc – reflects my own inner balance. Surprisingly often we think we know, but actually do not know what we want: what is important and why.  Success in negotiations is not how well we bargain with the other party, but rather – how well we know what we really want, and why.


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Dr. Ruth Oltjer, CEO, Chemi-Pharm; Chairman of the Board of University of Tartu; Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2012 Winner; Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur of the Year 2015 – Member of the Jury

From the Negotiation Technology I use planning daily – and effectively.
Before every negotiation I determine our minimum and maximum outcome. What is the absolute minimum, below which the cooperation will not make sense for us, and the maximum beyond which it would not make sense for the other party.

Negotiations may take an unexpected turn. We use our own sign system in our negotiations team: when the lead negotiator decides to change direction, then the other members do not get confused, but understand instantly and go along with the ride.