I know, I know. This sounds like another one of my dumb questions. Actually, it is surprisingly difficult. Consider the following activities. Kids trading baseball cards, parents promising children ice cream if they finish eating their veggies, large groups of friends ordering dinner at a Chinese restaurant, families planning a vacation, tourists haggling at a … Continue reading What is Negotiation, Anyway?
I am very proud of our co-blogger, Andrea Schneider, just selected to receive the 2017 ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Award for Outstanding Scholarly Work. The announcement is here: http://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/administrative/dispute_resolution/spr2017/osw_award2017.authcheckdam.pdf Andrea is truly an outstanding scholar as well as a colleague and friend to many. Congratulations, Andrea!
Hot off the presses: The U.S. Supreme Court today agreed to consider whether the National Labor Relations Board is correct in its interpretation that arbitration agreements are illegal under federal labor law if they contain class action waivers, setting the stage for an issue that has divided various circuit courts. This is a topic of … Continue reading NLRB Class Action Waiver Case to be Heard by the Supreme Court
On January 10, President Obama gave his farewell address, which dealt, in part, with building common ground between people divided across so many boundaries. Although some people obviously disagree with President Obama politically, hopefully most people would agree with the following ideas. As I wrote previously, understanding and empathizing with others does not mean that … Continue reading Building Common Ground Between Bubbles – Part 5
Interesting new article in the Harvard Business Review on the benefits of using reframing techniques to think about problems in a different way, here. You may have heard the “slow elevator” problem before, but if not, here it is: A building manager gets complaints from her tenants about a slow elevator. If she automatically assumes … Continue reading The Slow Elevator
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