Mitigation and Negotiations

Psychology & Global Consultancy

What is Mitigation:

Mitigation is the effort to reduce loss of life and property by lessening the impact of disasters. In order for mitigation to be effective we need to take action now—before the next disaster—to reduce human and financial consequences later (analyzing risk, reducing risk, and insuring against risk). It is important to know that disasters can happen at any time and any place and if we are not prepared, consequences can be fatal.

Effective mitigation requires that we all understand local risks, address the hard choices, and invest in long-term community well-being. Without mitigation actions, we jeopardize our safety, financial security and self-reliance.

  • Disasters can happen at anytime and anyplace; their human and financial consequences are hard to predict.
  • The number of disasters each year is increasing but only 50% of events trigger Federal assistance.
  • FEMA’s mitigation programs help reduce the impact of events—and our dependence on taxpayers and the Treasury for disaster relief.

Risk Mitigation is: A systematic reducation in the extend of the exposure to a risk and/or the likelihood of it´s occurrance. We map the risk potentials and risk vulnerability with profiling, from there the mitigation is implemented with consideration to implications.

Mitigation is done in business settings, environmental hazards, conflicts & threatening situations between two or more parties/partners.

Links:

FEMA: The Local Mitigation Planning handbook:  https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/31598?id=7209
Hazard mitigation handbook: http://mitigationguide.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Local-Plan-Coding-Instrument-Final-for-Web.pdf

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What is Negotiations:

Negotiation is a method by which people settle differences. It is a process by which compromise or agreement is reached while avoiding argument and dispute.

In any disagreement, individuals understandably aim to achieve the best possible outcome for their position (or perhaps an organisation they represent). However, the principles of fairness, seeking mutual benefit and maintaining a relationship are the keys to a successful outcome.

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