Mediation can get sticky. Here are a few of the questions I hear the most.
Mediation is a unique opportunity to resolve contentious situations without the influence of supervisors and co-workers. It is your opportunity to move beyond the current circumstance by interacting together and creating your own reasonable and mutually agreed upon resolutions. In a mediation, you are not being told what the resolution will be rather, the answer is created by those involved in the mediation.
Most people will say they do not like conflict and are intimidated by an approaching mediation. Mediation is not an adversarial process. Its true nature is to create a civil, productive environment in which individuals feel safe to discuss issues that are causing disruption in their environment such as divorce, workplace disputes and small claims. The process is to allow each party to be fully heard and possible resolutions be explored. The mediation’s goal is to arrive at a mutually agreeable resolution for both parties.
Mediation is a meeting led by a neutral third party to guide those in dispute through a process. The process is designed to result in a mutually agreed upon resolution. Therefore, a mediation is not an adversarial process. The mediator will be very focused on keeping the mediation collaborative and productive.
There are different processes used in mediation as it depends upon the dispute and the number of people involved. For example, a dispute between two co-workers would be mediated differently than one with a large work group or staff. The type of resolution process would be selected after speaking with those seeking this form of conflict resolution.
As a participant in a mediation you are expected to contribute in good faith. This means you desire a resolution and are open to different ideas. It also means that each participant will share all pertinent information and not keep relevant information secret.
The mediation is to be kept confidential by all parties. Anything shared outside the mediation is mutually agreed upon by the participants.
A mediation is a thorough process enabling individuals to explore all options.
Benefits of a professional mediator
Mediation is a back and forth process that generally results in better outcomes for all parties.
Implementable Action Steps
Predictability of Outcomes
Private and Public Mediation
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