Perspectives in Clinical Research

: 2011  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 105--108

Negotiation skills for clinical research professionals

Sanjay Hake, Tapankumar Shah 
 Department of Clinical Operations, Boehringer Ingelheim India Pvt. Ltd., Bandra (East), Mumbai - 400 051, India

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Sanjay Hake
Boehringer Ingelheim India Pvt. Ltd. 1102, 11th Floor, Hallmark Business Plaza, Guru Nanak Hospital Road, Near Guru Nanak Hospital, Bandra (East), Mumbai - 400 051

Negotiation as a skill is a key requirement for each and every job profile where dealing with multiple parties is involved. The important focus while negotiating should be on the interest then position. Key to every successful negotiation is advance planning, preparation, and patience as the objective is to create value and establish the terms on which parties with differing and often conflicting aims will co-operate. While preparing one should collect facts, know priorities, principles, identify common ground, decide on walk-away position, and try and identify the next best alternative. Negotiation is a set of skills that can be learned and practiced so that your ability to utilize relationship, knowledge, money, power, time, and personality to negotiate improves with each negotiation. In a successful negotiation, all parties win. Important thing to note is that not every negotiation involves money. Anytime you want something from someone else and anytime someone wants something from you, you are negotiating. Everything is negotiable and every day you negotiate with customers, suppliers, colleagues, your wife, and even your children. Negotiation is a game, and like any game it has its rules and tactics. Clinical Research professionals deal with various parties for different purposes at the same time; hence, they require excellent negotiation skills. Project Mangers and Clinical Research Associates are the two most important roles in clinical research industry who require negotiation skills as they deal with various internal and external customers and vendors.

How to cite this article:
Hake S, Shah T. Negotiation skills for clinical research professionals.Perspect Clin Res 2011;2:105-108

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Hake S, Shah T. Negotiation skills for clinical research professionals. Perspect Clin Res [serial online] 2011 [cited 2022 Nov 28 ];2:105-108
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