Workplace Mediation Articles
When an organization is looking for someone to help them with persistent conflict or antagonistic patterns of interaction between people at work, the need for love isn’t likely to come first to mind.
It seems there might be some confusion about the differences between discussion and dialogue, and between mediation and facilitation, so let’s try to clarify the different goals of each process, because they each require different skills and tactics.
One might assume that using a “planned early dispute resolution” (PEDR) system should be a “no-brainer” for businesses that regularly litigate because litigation-as-usual undermines so very many business interests.
Millions of men and women of all ages, ethnic, and racial backgrounds all
across the U.S. hate going to work, gradually fall into despair and often
become gravely ill. Some flee from jobs they used to love, others endure
the situation unable to figure a way out.
(2/29/16)Stanford School of Business
This is an instructional video produced by the Stanford School of Business. It covers the process of negotiation by Joel Peterson.
Meeting Facilitation & Group Facilitation is an effective video with good facilitation skills & facilitation training. Michael Tipper shares tips for facilitating meetings & workshops.
Unresolved conflict in the workplace draws significant amount of time and energy away from the task at hand. It can negatively impact employees, customers and friends and family members. This webinar will help you identify and manage conflict as an opportunity to improve and innovate and not stagnate personally and professionally.
Does your team embrace conflict as a way to "iron out" differences and come to a great solution or do they stick their heads in the sand and hope everything will just go away? Video by the Omnia Group.
Last week I wrote about how words can become redefined, or new words developed to address new situations or the need for new terms. The example I used was “otherize,” the act of defining someone as not a member of our own group and therefore, open to suspicion and perhaps to unjust treatment.
One of the big issues that creates conflict at work and interferes with harmonious relationships, is many people’s inability to acknowledge their own mistakes.
Most people accept that life can be busy and difficult, and much of the time people cope with stress at work or with stress in their private lives. But there are very few who can cope with both at the same time – and the signs will be there if you look for them.
If you can’t negotiate, you can’t be a successful entrepreneur.
Shoulds and expectations are a big source of conflict.
Before you start implementing a grievance or disciplinary process, be aware of the three possible points of quality failure before you start.
“Ab, stop micromanaging…” My husband Bernard cried out. I was badgering him with questions about when he would complete a project on our house.
It was pure serendipity that a small group of people came together and became one of the most effective teams I’ve had the privilege of working with – the members of my board of directors on the Foundation I chair.
Do you ever find yourself acting (out) like your five or fifteen year old self? If so you may be affected by revertigo!
(12/21/15)Robert Ferguson, Peter T. Coleman
Most of what you have learned about conflict resolution is often wrong. At the very least, ineffective in the workplace.
In many organisations, mediation only plays a limited part as an activity to resolve a specific conflict. But it can do so much more.
I suspect that we have all vented our anger at some point in time. But is it really a good idea?
Why do old, dysfunctional patterns for handling conflict re-emerge and persist in the workplace, even after providing training, policies or procedures for resolving differences constructively? This vexing phenomenon—a return to the status quo–plagues conflict professionals and team leaders alike. This is a podcast with Michael Dues.
Thomas Manfield offered UK employees the chance to submit some of the most disturbing things they had overheard in their workplaces. The research found that rude and insulting remarks are still very much commonplace in offices today.
Texas’ 13th District Court of Appeals has ordered an employment discrimination lawsuit to arbitration.
A lot of people cringe when they even hear the word “conflict”, especially at their workplaces. But the truth is, conflict is a natural part of human interactions, and it won’t go away even if you close your eyes and wish really hard!
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This article teaches us how we as mediators should respond to workplace conflict, by understanding the interplay between the company, its employees, and the neutral.