Beyond COVID podcast: Renegotiating in the midst of the coronavirus

As Indiana begins the process of reopening its economy, there are no doubt plenty of contracts you may need to renegotiate. Maybe it’s a lease for your space or a vendor in your supply chain. Maybe it’s a contract with a customer.

Those negotiations aren’t easy. That’s why we asked Charlotte Westerhaus-Renfrow—an assistant professor of law and management at the IU Kelley School of Business—to help us figure out the best way to navigate them.

She talks about techniques like “slicing the salami” and “taking it to the balcony,” and she tell us why Zoom and other video conferencing tools are a great way to negotiate. The key, she says, is knowing what you truly need and what the other side needs as well.

Beyond COVID is an IBJ podcast that’s about getting your company to the other side of the coronavirus crisis. You can find it every Tuesday at IBJ.com/coronavirus and subscribe at Apple PodcastsPodBean and TuneIn.

Check out our previous episodes:

Beyond COVID: Leaders are created in crisis. You can be one of them.

Beyond COVID: Want your company to be agile? Start by making your people feel stable.

Beyond COVID: Indy Chamber is trying to help companies stay on their feet through the shutdown

Beyond COVID: Why a 90-day sprint is key to getting your company ready for the economy to restart

Music for IBJ’s Beyond COVID podcast is by Septahelix and is licensed to the public under http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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