Personal Negotiation Project (PNP)
Overview (20 pts):
Topic: Negotiation with my roommates about cleaning the kitchen
Alex – Roommate
Tom – Roommate
The negotiation took place on 17th June 2015 at 8 P.M in our hostel room.
Interests (20 pts): We all agreed that hygiene is an important part of our lives. The cleanliness of the kitchen was especially crucial. I did not care about cleanliness in the kitchen in the past, but my former roommate in Tempe, Arizona changed my perspective. However, my roommates did not seem concerned that our kitchen was in a mess. My interest was to decide on a plan that would ensure that the kitchen was always clean, with each of us having a role to play.
Issues negotiated (20 pts): Even though we all agreed that the kitchen needed to be clean, we had no plan on how it would be cleaned. Our only issue here was how the kitchen would be cleaned, without laying the burden on one person. We needed to come up with a schedule that fairly allocated the duty of cleaning to each of us, as well as our commitment to the schedule that we would generate.
Execution/results (60 pts): Initially, Alex came up with an idea. One of us would cook then the rest of us would clean afterwards. However, that idea did not sound satisfactory to me. My experience with my roommates had showed that their levels of commitment were low. I knew that we would eventually go back to having a dirty kitchen, yet we needed to…
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