Michael Lodge, NCPM, CRTP - As a mediator I can tell you that mediation is used to settle so many types of disputes and conflicts. I have done all types of mediation to split the sharing of a dog, splitting up a company, succession mediation, grandparents who want to visit their children, various types of business issues, workplace conflicts, disputes between partners in a business, parenting plans, divorce plans, and the list goes on. Mediation is the best way to resolve conflicts that can end up costing you more if you let it live on. Mediate your disputes. For a free 30 minute consultation with a mediator go to - www.lodge-co.com
By Jharna Jagtiani, Aanchal Gupta - Mediate.com - February 2021: The mediation process is inherently flexible. Traditionally, it is used as a dispute resolution tool where parties can come together, call a timeout and reach a mutually acceptable solution. But in the time of a pandemic or even otherwise, there are several uses of the mediation process. Different situations and circumstances can bring out several issues that one might face especially when working in a group or dealing with other people in general. Principles or even the process of mediation can help figure out a plan or a strategy for the developments and help tackle any issue faced by the parties.
Here are some instances where mediation can be used other than resolving disputes -
Mediation is a voluntary, non-binding, informal process that helps the concerned parties to come to a table and talk about their concerns or conduct any negotiations that they need to. As effective as mediation is in resolving the disputes by deliberating upon the interests and positions of the parties, but it can also prove to be an effective tool when introducing new changes, strategizing, planning, etc. If we need to align interests of different people who are working together or need to collaborate, then mediation can help them find a common ground from the very start instead of waiting for a conflict and then resolving it. Mediation can also be a fast and economic way to ensure that costly conflicts and/or litigation don’t take place. The conflict does not only cost in terms of resolution but also causes lose in terms of the work and emotional costs are another concern. Mediation process will be able to help create a safe and friendly environment thereby reducing the mental stress that a person might go through in case of a conflict.
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Michael Lodge is a Nationally Certified Professional Mediator specializing in business disputes, as well as family conflicts. He has written three books and hosts an international podcast on IHeartRadio and other podcast media stations.