The Compromise – I Lose / Win Some – You Lose / Win Some
Settles differences through concession – both parties get less than what they wanted but at least come away with something.
An element of dissatisfaction may still exist. Or, to sum up “good compromise” in a highly memorable movie line, Jack Nicholson’s character in As Good As It Gets, “You make me want to be a better man”. Compromise is the act of finding the middle ground between two opposing points of view, in the hope of finding the ‘Happy Medium’ – acceptable to both parties. Compromise can be a useful and valid method of handling conflict situations or solving dilemmas. Although this can be a mistake that can and will cost John some of his credibility as a decision maker.
The issue between Lee and Jake is one that should be compromised, considering that Lee and Jake are equally valuable to the firm, a compromise is the keep all sides happy approach if the parties are of course willing for this to happen.