Wednesday, 11 July 2007

The Win-Win Principle....

Do you know about the win-win principle? This principle states that real success and happy results through a co-operative effort with others. It is based on the assumption that there is plenty for everyone. It is based on the idea that one person's success can inspire others and also contribute to the success of those around him or her. This is radically different approach than the win-lose principle where states that some people will naturally win at the expense of others. Win-win is based on mutually beneficial agreements and solutions, teamwork and the sharing of resources.

Let me give you an example of win-win. I am a director of an organisation called Alternatives. Here we practise a win-win-win principle. For us to run an event it needs to produce three win's. The first is for the audience, the event must have content that is valuable and applicable. It must be presented and taught in a way that is engaging, informative and expereincial. The second win is for the presenter, the event must give value to the person delivering the material. The event will give the presenter a certain visibility for his or her work. The third win for for Alternatives. We need to feel good about running the event. It needs to have generated a certain level of positive feedback and income.

How about incorporating win-win in your life to some degree?


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