Workplace Mediation Articles
Problem-solving and decision-making. Ask anyone in the workplace if these activities are part of their day and they answer 'Yes!' But how many of us have had training in problem-solving?
While mediators often assist in the creation of near miracles behind closed doors, our miraculous work and effective approaches are still not well-understood by general society. Might a more effective way of "reaching the masses" be to take advantage of "MEDIATION ART," be that in our physical and virtual offices, on our websites, and, perhaps in time, at bus stops and on highway billboards?
(12/28/21)Howard Gadlin, Colin Rule
From the Mediate.com interview series -- a conversation with Howard Gadlin about his chapter in the book :"Evolution of a Field: Personal Histories in Conflict Resolution."
Have you been wanting to up-level your negotiation skills and wondering how to control your emotions during a difficult conversation so you can get what you want?
As the state of eviction mediation continues to evolve, we wanted to share some notable developments from across the country.
Abby Silverman and Cyrus Dugger offer their thoughts on various topics related to employment mediation, including negotiation strategies, tax considerations and goodwill gestures.
Have you wondered how to have a difficult conversation with your boss? If you'd like to know how to start a difficult conversation at work, whether it's difficult conversations with employees or bosses, this video is for you.
Recording of another episode of Mediate.com's Great Reads Book Club with Prof. Susan Raines talking about the new edition of her book "Conflict Management for Managers: Resolving Workplace, Client and Policy Disputes," hosted by Chidera Didigu.
Sherkin's book When Gender is in Question focuses on the experience of the transitioning person and their loved ones and as such provides a doorway to deeper understanding, to uncovering bias, and to appropriate interaction.
I have been wondering—as we are well into our second year of the pandemic—whether the relationships between employees with disabilities and their employers are changing in unanticipated ways.
Handling remote teams can become quite a challenging task at times, especially when a conflict arises.
(9/28/21)Forrest (Woody) Mosten, Clare Fowler, Jim Melamed, Colin Rule
This is a 90 minute video from the September 24, 2021 Forum sharing the Final Report of Mediate.com Task Force on Online Mediation. This video features Woody Mosten, Colin Rule, Clare Fowler, Jim Melamed, Tara Ollapally, Bruce Edwards, Donna Silverberg, Susan Guthrie, Angelia Tolbert, Michael Aurit, Tricia Jones, Michael Lang and John Sturrock.
Bringing five percent more compassion can really make a difference in conflicts.
A leading mediation expert and international best-selling author cautions that a year of pent-up frustrations; could cause students to blow.
(9/21/21)Colin Rule, Jim Melamed
One of the Primary Recommendations of the Mediate.com Task Force on Online Mediation is to update mediation practice and ethical standards to fully embrace online mediation. In response, Mediate.com has now formally adopted the Task Force's Recommended Practice Standards for Online Mediation effective January 1. 2022.
(9/20/21)Jim Melamed, Forrest (Woody) Mosten
Mediate.com’s Online Mediation Training Task Force here presents our Final Report and Recommendations, along with our Committee recommendations and resources, with humility, knowing that the ideas contained herein are intended to stimulate additional and continuing consideration, discussion and research.
(9/19/21)Forrest (Woody) Mosten, Jim Melamed
Here are Committee Reports, Recommendations and Resources from the Mediate.com Online Mediation Task Force Final Report.
Conflict in the workplace is inevitable when people with different values and opinions come together.
CRM is only likely to improve in the future. More and more innovative uses are being provided like never before.
At the request of Mediate.com, a small group of US-based public policy and large group mediators/mediation trainers met online during the winter/spring of 2021 to consider best practices and ideas to enhance online training and practice. This report summarizes our ideas and recommendations for ourselves, our colleagues and Mediate.com.
(7/05/21)ADA Mediation Guidelines Work Group
The ADA Mediation Guidelines for mediation providers are the product of a national Work Group convened to develop mediation practice Guidelines unique to conflicts arising under the Americans with Disabilities Act
As a society, we have not resolved many enduring disputes, or convinced each other, or even discussed them intelligently, but ended up instead screaming at one another, clashing violently, and being prepared to manipulate, and even jettison the entire democratic process if it doesn’t back the candidates and policies we support.
When I work with clients, I first listen carefully and empathically to their story. They need to tell it and I need to hear it.
(5/18/21)Jonathan Rodrigues, Clare Fowler, Maria Apostolidou, Ilan David Bass, Amee Dharamshi, Melanie Koch, Nisshant Laroia, Benjamin Lutz, Gwendolyn Myers, Olivia Chisom Osuala, Lydia Ray, Sumhiya Sallay, Jay Patrick Santiago, Salman Shaheen
This article summarizes the Young Minds, Global Voices Conference. This conference was sponsored by Mediate.com in an effort to hear from newer mediators. These 6 sessions comprised up and coming thought leaders from around the globe, forming a brain trust for how to create peace in ourselves, our community and our world.
(5/01/21)Forrest (Woody) Mosten, Jim Melamed
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The second Forum of the Online Mediation Training Task Force centered on new and emerging issues of online mediation and the training of mediators online.