You know that feeling when a storm is brewing? It feels like something is on the horizon, a shift in the atmosphere is going to bring on a whole slew of severe weather. Sometimes, business relationships can feel like that, like something has been waiting beneath the surface to impact your business and your relationship. While these things can sometimes blow over with minimal impact, other times there are strategic ways to address strained business relationships.
It may not mean a full-blown contract dispute, rather the crafty ways in which one avoids that situation. Knowing how to approach a tense business partner or contract-partner is key to achieving the outcome a business really wants, which is a positive and trusting business relationship. One wrong decision or comment could quickly upset a business relationship that was already hanging on by a thread. Contract disputes aren’t always avoidable, but when they can be avoided, it can often be better for the business involved.
At Dale M Maas Attorney at Law, we are happy to advise our clients in whatever stage their contract agreement is in. If that means advice in how to approach a strained relationship with a contract partner, so be it. Sometimes less is more, meaning, the less a person reacts, probes or disrupts the relationship, sometimes, the better the outcome for all involved. That isn’t applicable in every contract-based relationship, but it is something to consider.
If a full-blown contract dispute is in full swing, or is about to develop, consider your options and all impacts it will, or could have, on your business. There could be an alternative solution, such as drafting an alternate contract or meeting a new goal that could be a good way to avoid a full-blown breach of contract dispute. If possible, salvaging the business relationship is top of mind for most businesses in a contract with another business.