Today, we live in a world where negotiation is a deep-seated action in our daily life. In our childhood, I was free enough to speak callously anything to anyone, friends, family, and schoolmates, but now the scenario has changed. Today, I have to negotiate with even the closest person in my life (i.e.my mother). I have to think twice, whether I should say this to her or not. How will she respond, will her decision on what I think be supportive or not. Should I use my knowledge to adjust her into my plans or let her consume me in her guardianship? We deal in a narrow band of negotiation together.
As we go down in the proximity of relation, the scope of negotiation gets widened. The close school friend whom I was so close with, that I could share all the bits and corners of my thoughts, is today, so learned and mature. So now, even though I want to put my thoughts straightforward to them, it has to pass through a filter of negotiation to finally reach their mind. This is so that I can get the desired response I want to hear, from them.
This ‘negotiation’ has become very stringent in our workplace. We work together in a society where each individual desires to achieve the highest goal and the best in life. We need to negotiate with our seniors for our professional growth, we need to negotiate with our ultimate boss in the organisation. In this process of ‘negotiation’, our original thought takes many transformations, from a lower level to a higher level. Sometimes, I think our thoughts tend to lose the originality of its own in the course of societal negotiations. Or is it that the negotiation of thoughts is a natural process, which should be accepted by all? Whatever, but I feel that mastering the different bands of negotiations in different relations is the key to a happy and prosperous life. Just like listening to sweet music or songs on radio stations, we need to adjust different frequency bands of the radio stations.