Below is a set of brief definitions for each element:
Relationship: The level of connection between two or more people.
Communication: The conveyance of messages by writing, speech, or other ways.
Interests: The goals, needs, hopes, fears, and concerns that motivate the parties involved in the negotiation.
Options: Ideas on how the parties involved in the negotiation may meet their interests mutually.
Standards: Criteria that the parties involved in the negotiation use to validate their perspectives.
Alternatives: Steps each party implicated in the negotiation could take to satisfy their interests outside the current negotiation.