Thursday, June 23, 2005

Negotiating by Email...........

absolutely sucks. The worst thing in the world you can do (well, not the worst thing, but it is not an enjoyable practice).

Unfortunately, it sometimes has to be done.

The biggest problem is that in negotiating without being to get an immediate response/reaction from the other party, all language, even the most mundane, is taken out of context. Basically the ability to build rapport is non existent

What was meant as a question is interpreted as a statement. A suggestion is taken as an insult. And a misunderstanding can go uncorrected for long periods of time.

Maybe there is an art to negotiating over email, but that like may be saying there is an art to eating bird poo. I am sure there is, but is there a point to it?

Negotiating by email is like drugs (or at least cheap drugs), DON'T DO IT!

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