So how can we properly negotiate without offending anyone? Researchers found that if women phrased it in a way that aligned their needs with the company's goals, their requests are less likely to seem negative. This was the script used in the study that appealed the most to participants: "I don't know how typical it is for people at my level to negotiate, but I'm hopeful that you'll see my skill at negotiating as something important that I bring to the job."
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