The workplace is a breeding ground for disputes and often, the best way to resolve disputes without them escalating is by entering into individual mediation.
Sometimes referred to as Alternative Dispute Resolution or ADR, mediation is a way of settling disputes between co-workers using an independent third party quickly and often permanently.
There are plenty of reasons why disputes in the workplace manifest themselves –
- Verbal or sexual harassment
- Racism & Cultural Clashes
- Constructive Dismissal
- Personality Clashes
- Differences In Management Approach or Style
The fundamental aim of mediation is to avoid disciplinary procedures and litigation which can be costly in financial terms, in productivity terms and also in corporate image terms.
It’s also useful to note here that mediation is entirely voluntary (both parties have to want to sit down and discuss the issues at hand) but also that the outcome should be mutually beneficial and include the element of compromise.
At Vital Minds Business Training, we focus on creating open and honest lines of communication, rebuilding relationships and looking to the future in terms of reintegration and our fully qualified and highly experienced mediators are skilled at finding resolutions to even the most complex workplace disputes.
For more information on Individual Mediation, please contact us today.