Words of the Week – win/win

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One of the classic business buzzwords, win/win is a term that describes a situation where both parties in a negotiation end up in a better position than they started. Compromise is a term typically avoided in business because it implies you give something up to get something. Win/win shifts compromise to the positive because both parties gain a little rather than lose a little.

Remote working agreements are one of my favorite examples of win/win situations today. When I work from home one or two days a week, I am more productive and happier in my role. I get to hang out in my pajamas and accomplish significant amounts of work; in turn, my boss gets higher output from me and more loyalty in my position.

Author: Grayson Leverenz

Grayson Leverenz founded MBA in the USA® to help international students build networks, find jobs, and have fun in the USA. Hundreds of global professionals have benefited from Grayson’s intercultural workshops, and she has worked with people from Brazil, China, India, South Africa, South Korea, the UK, and the USA to build effective virtual teams and craft brilliant careers.

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