• 1/6
What is important for me?
Additional information

Additional information

In order to identify your real needs and concerns, ask yourself: "Why do I want what I want?". You will then quickly realize that you have good reasons for wanting what you want.

A practical example.

What I want (position):

  • I want to get a lower price!

Reasons why (your underlying interests):

  • „The quoted price is doesn't make sense to me. It is important for me to understand how it was calculated.“
  • „I'm under pressure and must increase the competitiveness of my company.“
  • „The system they want us to buy has way too many functions. I just want to buy (and to pay for) what we really need.“

Do not take a position. Write down your underlying concerns, needs and interests, and explain them during the meeting.