Miami School District Negotiation Analysis
November 26, 2012
The Miami School District
Successful businesses have a strategy in place for virtually everything they do. They spend huge amounts of resources creating, developing, and fine-tuning a marketing strategy, a product strategy, an HR strategy, a communication strategy, and an R&D strategy. Another strategy they invest a great amount of resource into is their negotiation strategy. A negotiation strategy is a pre-determined approach or prepared plan of action to achieve a specific goal or objective to potentially find and make an agreement or contract in a negotiation with another party or parties. Negotiation skills and strategies are essential for the success of businesses as well as everyday individuals ("The Negotiation Experts", 2012).
In this paper we will examine the negotiation strategy, which was to utilize to help the Miami School District achieve their goals. What they hoped to accomplish was to address the economical and cultural benefits of rezoning the district. Even with great opposition the Miami school district came to a decision to redraw the school presence limitations. The district derived this solution based on an unexpected increases in enrollment, and decided that redrawing the school boundaries would be the best approach to manage the large enrollment. Although this may be a positive for the school, this solution has cause unclaimed problems for parents.
There are multiple stakeholders in this situation; the school district being one, the parents and students being the other. What’s at risk here for students is being forced to adjust into a new school if their zone changes. Not to mention the quality of education they receive may change. Many parents have gather together to go up against the rezoning of the school region. They fear that this change would not only increase their commutes taking their kids to school, but...