I'm looking for a word or a phrase which describes, a change in situation
having positive effect
or being equally beneficial to both parties involved.
eg. one fears not being able to make it to a scheduled appointment,
and the other party involved calls asking if you could perhaps re-schedule said appointment.
resulting in a mutually beneficial situation out of a potentially bad one.
Kind of like collective serendipity one could say,
I guess somewhat related to 'making the best out of a bad situation'.
Or better yet, thanks to ed86 for the great suggestion; win-win.
So basically, is there another word or phrase for a win-win situation arising
out of a potentially bad one?
many thanks in advance, K!P