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Chapter 12. Can You Create Win-Win with ... > Win-Win—Breaking Through with the Ap... - Pg. 123

Can You Create Win-Win with These Folks? And How! 123 This Won't Work! Don't throw out a win-win attempt until you at least give it a shot. You might be pleasantly surprised at the result. After you get through the initial anger, it's possible to see about-faces from difficult people. The other disadvantage is that it tends to be time consuming up front. You and the employee may need to put in considerable time, at least at the beginning, to roll back the hostility, work through it, and get to solutions. Finally, working towards a win-win solution requires that you apply some advanced interpersonal skills and have a considerable degree of self-discipline. The self-discipline is critical so you don't get pulled into destructive conversations when an employee dumps on you at the beginning of the discussions. So Is It Possible? Is It Worth It? Only you can answer these questions for your specific situation. It's going to be a judgment call. Let's list a few questions you should ask yourself to determine whether the process is indeed pos-