As a professional, it`s important to understand the ins and outs of contract negotiations. These negotiations are the backbone of any successful contract, whether it`s between two individuals or two multi-million dollar corporations.

However, it`s equally important to understand what is not an outcome of contract negotiations. This can help to clarify expectations and prevent misunderstandings during the negotiation process. So, what exactly are these things that are not outcomes of contract negotiations? Let`s take a look.

1. Personal relationships

While personal relationships may play a role in building trust and rapport during contract negotiations, they are not a necessary or guaranteed outcome of these negotiations. It`s important to keep in mind that negotiations are about the terms of the contract, not about personal preferences or agendas.

2. Promises of future work

Negotiations are focused on the terms of the current contract, and any promises of future work or business are not guaranteed outcomes of these negotiations. While it`s certainly possible that negotiations could lead to future opportunities, this should not be the primary focus of the negotiations.

3. Satisfaction with the final outcome

Negotiations are about finding common ground and coming to a mutually beneficial agreement, but they don`t always lead to complete satisfaction for both parties. It`s important to remember that compromise is often necessary in negotiations, and there may be aspects of the final outcome that are less than ideal for one or both parties.

4. Legal advice

While it`s always a good idea to consult with a lawyer during contract negotiations, legal advice is not an outcome of these negotiations. It`s important to have a lawyer review any final contracts before signing them, but negotiations themselves are about finding agreement on the terms of the contract.

5. Emotional validation

Negotiations can be stressful and emotional, but seeking validation or emotional support is not an outcome of these negotiations. It`s important to remain professional and focused on the terms of the contract, rather than seeking emotional validation during the negotiation process.

In conclusion, there are many things that are not outcomes of contract negotiations. While negotiations can be complex and challenging, it`s important to remain focused on the terms of the contract and not get sidetracked by personal relationships, promises of future work, or emotional validation. With careful planning and clear communication, successful negotiations are possible.