Mediation, Love says, “is the last bastion,” with mediators trained to promote dialogue.
Many times in tense situations there is a strong desire to minimize the conflict.
When you hear about the word landscape of dispute resolution, the first thing that comes to the mind of the people is litigation before a court of competent jurisdiction. However, the parties need to be made aware that the landscape of dispute resolution is wider. It includes along with litigation, arbitration and mediation.
A special podcast from JAMS featuring neutrals Adrienne Publicover and David Ross on their experiences and lessons learned since shifting to virtual mediations.
When two people are tasked to complete a project together, they may not always agree on how to get it done.
Recently, I did a consultation with two long-term employees who had periodic flare ups of conflict. Here are some of the suggestions I gave the owner.
With a clear divide between the ‘anti-vaxxers’ and the rest, what happens to day-to-day employee relations and attempts to return to normal office routines and face-to-face meetings?
As a full-time tenured professor for 25 years and an instructor for more than 10, respectively, we have seen firsthand the heroic efforts of academics and administrators to handle the myriad and complex problems facing higher education.
Ultimatums are usually born out of extreme frustration from a lack of agreement on specific issues.
Recently, I conducted two mediations that revealed the importance of flexibility, creativity, and being prepared.
The word Entrenched calls to mind war zones with soldiers dug into trenches to protect themselves and still be able to fire upon the enemy.
Even after the election results are finalized and the new President inaugurated, one thing will remain unresolved – the deep divide within the nation that the campaigns for the presidency confirmed.
This article evaluates the study looking at why intergroup contact occurs; while much research is devoted to the benefits of intergroup contact, the authors here decided to look into why some might avoid intergroup contact, and how we might encourage intergroup contact to then reap those benefits.
There are times many of us interact in ways we're not very proud of. It may be because we are reacting to what someone is saying or doing.
Recently, a friend of mine challenged me to write a blog about how to survive Christmas/Hanukah/Holidays dinners considering our recent election. Some will be happy while others will be distraught at the results; yet we will all be sitting around the same table (virtually?) breaking bread together.
How can we heal the deep divisions in our country? How do we talk to each other with compassion and empathy across our differences?
Now that online mediation has become normalized, how have mediators handled the shift? How does in-person mediation differ from online mediation and what have mediators done to capitalize on those differences to excel in virtual mediations? What is the future of online dispute resolution (ODR) and virtual mediation? This article focuses on the aspects of dealing with High Conflict Personalities when in an online mediation process.
The benefits of online mediation for personal injury disputes. Much attention has been given to online mediation, in addition to other types of online dispute resolution (ODR), as it has seen widespread acceptance as of late due to restrictions on in-person gatherings. Is that acceptance forced in light of the need to keep claims moving forward with no viable alternative, or are parties finding that online mediation may, in fact, be preferable to face-to-face in some cases?
This article examines if not conforming actually elevated one’s status.
Our new research with HPMA and Selenity explored the state of employee relations (ER) in the NHS and how HR dealt with the extremes of the first wave lockdown.
From health and safety concerns of the COVID-19 pandemic, to systemic discrimination issues amidst the Black Lives Matter movement, to continued fallout from the #MeToo movement, employers are currently facing a unique environment that is both increasing the number of workplace disputes and changing how they handle the disputes.
Family therapists work to create a comfortable, safe space for their clients to express themselves.
Survival depends on understanding and working together.
After 28 years of marriage, you wouldn’t be surprised to hear me say my husband I and get into arguments, at times.
Perhaps in our lives we need to take a cue from hostage negotiators.