We examined the effect of mindful attention on negotiation outcomes in distributive negotiations across four experiments. In Studies 1 and 2, participants who performed a short mindful attention exercise prior to the negotiation claimed a larger share of the bargaining zone than the control condition participants they negotiated with. Study 3 replicated this finding using a different manipulation of mindful attention. Study 4 again replicated this result and also found that mindful negotiators were more satisfied with both the outcome and the process of the negotiation. We discuss theoretical and practical implications, limitations, and future directions.
Distributive Negotiation, Mindful Attention, Mindfulness, Negotiation, Negotiation Performance, Negotiation Satisfaction, Value Claiming
Child Psychology | Cognitive Psychology | Organizational Behavior and Theory | Public Health | School Psychology
Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources
Reb, Jochen and Narayanan, Jayanth.
The Influence of Mindful Attention on Value Claiming in Distributive Negotiations: Evidence from Four Laboratory Experiments. (2013). Mindfulness. 5, (6), 756-766. Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business.
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