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As construction workers, it’s important to have a good relationship with your boss, and that means being able to negotiate constructively for better pay and policies. It’s possible to achieve this without a fight.

We all have bills to pay, and we work hard to make ends meet. We also have families to take care of and dreams we want to achieve. That’s why we need to be able to negotiate for better pay and policies, but in a way that doesn’t cause conflict or division.

Here are some tips for constructive negotiation:

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1) Understand the other party’s perspective: In this case, our boss wants to maximize profits and keep the company running smoothly. We can’t achieve our goals if we don’t understand our boss’s perspective.

2) Know what you want: We want better pay and policies that will make our work environment better. We need to be clear about what we want and how we can achieve it.

3) Find common ground: We need to find common ground with our boss. We can do this by showing how better pay and policies will benefit both parties. For example, better pay will motivate us to work harder, which will increase productivity and profits for the company.

4) Be open to compromise: We need to be open to compromise. We can’t expect to get everything we want, but we can work together to find a solution that benefits both parties.

5) Use effective communication: We need to communicate effectively with our boss. We should be respectful and professional, and avoid using aggressive or confrontational language.

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By using these tips, we can negotiate for better pay and policies without a fight. We can show our boss that we are willing to work with them to achieve our goals, and that we value our relationship with the company.

In conclusion, it’s important to avoid talking negatively about your company and boss behind their backs. Instead, use a constructive approach to negotiate for better pay and policies that benefit both parties.

Remember, everything doesn’t have to be a fight, and by finding common ground and being open to compromise, we can improve our work environment and strengthen our relationship with our boss and company.

It’s also important to avoid burning bridges behind us, as we never know when we may need to work with these individuals or companies again in the future. A positive and constructive approach to negotiation can lead to better outcomes for everyone involved.

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by Engr Adeboye Adeyinka AKA wolithebuilder

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