Workplace Mediation Articles
(7/28/17)Robert Bergman, Jonathan Ewing
The cost of commercial litigation continues to rise, as a highly politicized world produces pervasive economic and policy uncertainty.
Many conflicts at work and everywhere expand and linger because people believe there is only one right answer or one way to see or do things.
One of the most conflict-ridden situations is that moment when our emotions take over our ability to respond thoughtfully, especially to a disagreement with a colleague.
The practice of healthcare is demanding and stressful. Conflicts materialize in most human interactions and the medical field is no different. Actually, it might be expected. Yet there is a solution.
Should HR professionals mediate internal workplace disputes?
When I was in the middle of horrific, workplace experiences, I did whatever I could to protect myself from the worst effects of bullying and mobbing.
Is your workplace a toxic environment? If there is more than one person per week out sick in your department, chances are it is.
There is often nothing more important to a successful mediation than insightful summarization of the parties’ perspectives.
What is the common denominator in most organizational conflict? The leaders have not spent enough time and energy thinking about culture —that invisible glue
that holds organizations together and determines organizational effectiveness.
(4/28/17)F. Peter Phillips
For many years, a tempest has surrounded public policy approaches to consumer protection, largely implicating three utterly inapt legal constructs.
At Mediate.com, we receive multiple complaints each week about another company, Mediation.com. These detailed reports from BBB are instructive as to how this other company operates.
This article explores the concept of bullying in the workplace and how to respond to it more effectively.
A wonderful benefit of learning conflict resolution skills is using them to positively reframe my own challenging communications
Following up from our recent article on “10 excuses bosses give not to bring in a mediator”, here is an infographic illustrating the 10 top justifications senior managers give for not “bringing in the mediators” to resolve a conflict in their organisation. How many have you heard?
This article discusses some of the perception and cognitive biases relevant to conflict as well as the interaction between biases and conflict.
In the classic folk tale, the Sun and the Wind each believe they are more powerful.
This article discusses a tool for measuring the cost of workplace conflict, as well as the considerations that factored in to developing that tool.
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?
The moment Erin walked through the doors of her workplace, she made a beeline towards her office. She greeted a few people, even exchanged a few “how’s it going?” pleasantries.
Whether two employees are fighting or a disgruntled client is on the verge of leaving, you—yes, you—can step in and help solve the problem. Here are some tricks of the trade.
Rather than trying to micromanage and control when I got to use the weight machines or a bench, I wanted serenity and harmony instead of getting my way at others’ expense.
(1/20/17)F. Peter Phillips
As has been widely reported, the Supreme Court has granted certiorari to review three conflicting decisions among the circuits on the enforceability of an employer’s unilaterally promulgated waiver of employees’ right to participate in collective redress.
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.
(1/03/17)Dr. Lynne C. Halem
The question to be answered by all parents—separated or divorced parents, married or unmarried—is: How will the child’s college education be funded? In short, who will pay and how much?
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Problems that arise in running a family business sometimes manifest themselves as legal claims.