Practicing Negotiation

use this team building activity to encourage teams to identify and share their values to cultivate a mindset for collaboration.

Designers are always involved in negotiating, whether it’s through reconciling the requirements of a design solution (lightweight but powerful, luxurious but ethical), managing good communications across project teams and stakeholders, or bargaining with a client or employer. In this 45min activity, students exercise their negotiation skills to generate a set of shared values to guide their collaborative practice. 

How long does it take?

45 minutes

When should I use it?

With newly-formed teams, to introduce individual personal and professional points of view and to quickly shape-up a team identity and focus.

where should I start?

We recommend reading through the overview and then familiarizing yourself with the slides.


Materials can be found here