Workplace Mediation Articles
Probably every student and instructor has had difficult challenges this year accommodating to the routines needed because of the pandemic.
Since a very high percentage of employment claims are resolved through mediation, skilled advocates should work with their clients to carefully plan and make strategic moves throughout the early, middle and late phases of the mediation process to achieve successful results and durable settlement agreements.
A blanket “no settlement” policy may not be in the best interests of the company’s bottom line. There are three instances where companies should put aside their instinct to litigate and explore mediation.
A psychologically safe space must be offered and maintained if a participant is going to be invited to and chooses to explore any underlying drivers to their thoughts and behaviours which may have contributed to the formation or perpetuation of conflict with another.
Jeffery D. Polsky, a partner at a San Francisco law firm experienced in labor and employment matters, describes the pros and cons of mandatory workplace arbitration so as to enable employers to make informed decisions regarding the course of action they can take to tackle any labor or employment issues.
Practicing effective communication is one of the most impactful ways to prevent conflict in the workplace.
According to brand new 8/16/2020 data from Alexa.com, Mediate.com is most visited and most linked mediation website, by far!
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Mediation is rarely taught as a core subject in business schools, law schools and other professional curricula, despite the fact that an increasing number of jurisdictions now provide for some form of court sponsored mediation.
Perplexed by the slow uptake of mediation in many places, is it time to wonder whether the mediation field has taken sufficient account of the centrality of culture?
Mediate.com announced today that Colin Rule has been named President and Chief Executive Officer. Jim Melamed, the company’s co-founder and CEO for 25 years, is now chair of the board and general counsel.
Apologies are an important part of conflict resolution--and they are not always easy!
Facilitation can be transformative. It permits employers and employees to engage in authentic dialogue and reach collective decisions aligned with their core values.
Mediation is a young, exciting, and expanding field of practice.
This was conflict resolution blasphemy.
“You wouldn’t negotiate with Hitler, would you?”
This is an interview by Dr. Clare Fowler, current Mediate.com Managing Editor, with John Ford, the first Mediate.com Managing Editor and a well-known HR and workplace mediation specialist.
This video discusses Zoom settings for mediators, designed to establish rapport and confidentiality.
The old curse disguised as a blessing “may you live in interesting times” is showing its teeth in the form of pandemic in these early months of 2020.
Are your clients asking you to meet online? Here are some suggestions for getting started.
The infamous meeting all those months ago teetered on the brink of actual violence.
Workplace conflict can’t be, ignored, cancelled or put on hold. And there are suddenly all kinds of reasons for employees to feel pushed to their limit.
We live in a connected world with intricate networks of supply chain and service relationships and any delay can result in multiple commercial challenges.
Have you ever worked with someone who came across as angry all the time?
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This is a new interview of Howard Gadlin, long-time leading Ombudsman at UCLA and the National Institute of Health (NIH), by Robert Benjamin as part of Mediate's video series "The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society."