the world's premier FREE website for learners + teachers of English

Negotiation Case Study

Case Study

For the purpose of this lesson, we will follow the negotiations taking place at a fictional company called Landscape Labourers. Markus, a landscaper who has been with this company for five years, believes he is underpaid. He also thinks he deserves more seniority over his crew members. Markus's manager, Louis is also the owner of Landscape Labourers. Though Louis values Markus more than any of his other labourers, he isn't sure that he can afford to pay him more, especially at this time of year when work is unsteady.

Read through the lesson and find out how Markus prepares his case and presents it to management, and how the two parties negotiate and achieve their goals.