Seven (Sometimes Surprising) Facts About Mediation

Ever wonder how I get all the news and mediation related stories for EnjoyMediation.com and ADRhub.com? One of the ways is going to news.google.com and search keywords such as “mediation.”

This morning, during my search, the following came up which I am sure will generate some thoughts and comments (internally sure- will you post them… maybe?).

Enjoy:

The mediator can’t force you to do anything
You might not even see the other party
There is a lot of waiting during mediation
Most mediations settle in the last hour of the scheduled mediation
sometimes settlement isn’t the only purpose
Even is mediation is unsuccessful, there may be further negotiations
Every mediation is different
Read the list with descriptions from 4Hoteliers [HERE].

Am I the only one who would like to see the stats for point 4 and find out who are the mediators that relay so much on caucusing?

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Jeff Thompson

Jeff Thompson, Ph.D., is a professor at Lipscomb University, researcher, mediator, and trainer. He is also involved in crisis and hostage negotiation as well as a law enforcement detective. His research includes law enforcement crisis and hostage negotiation in terrorist incidents. He received his doctorate from Griffith University Law School… MORE >

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