Productivity can decrease significantly when key members of your business or organization have unresolved interpersonal or workplace-related issues. These conflicts can be as a result of perceived or actual employment situations, race, age or sex discrimination, business practices and/or conflicts related to interpersonal issues. The dynamics of these issues can cause chaos in the workplace and can destroy the morale and productivity of an organization. Conflict arising from these circumstances can cause both increased inefficiencies and protracted and costly litigation. In contrast, mediation can resolve these conflicts quickly – in most cases in a few short hours.
Statistically, parties who create their own agreements in the mediation process are not only more satisfied with the outcomes but they are also more likely to abide by agreements of their own design. The concerns of each party are quickly addressed, and proactive solutions are created not by courts or administrative bodies, but by the participants themselves. The end result? Not only will the mediation process be completed in less time with lower cost and with an outcome that is more satisfactory to the participants, but you, the employer, will have more focused, more productive members of your team.
Download Mediation for Business and Commercial Matters - Frequently Asked Questions to get answers to questions about the mediation process. After reviewing these materials, please do not hesitate to contact me, if you have additional questions, or if you need to decide if participating in mediation is the right choice for you.