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Conflict Audit: How Much Is Conflict Costing Your Organization?

(12/01/17)John Ford

Finally discover how to quantify the direct and hidden Costs of Conflict.

Inner Tools to Survive Workplace Bullying

(11/27/17)Lorraine Segal

Those of us who have survived workplace bullying or mobbing (bullying by a group) know how awful and traumatizing it is.

Comparative Data on Mediation Websites: Most Visited and Most Linked

(11/20/17)Mediate.com

According to Alexa.com, Mediate.com is most visited and most linked mediation website. In business since 1996, Mediate.com has over 6 million annual site visitors and serves as a bridge between professionals offering dispute resolution services and clients needing these services.

Prevalence of Employment Arbitration is Measured

(10/13/17)F. Peter Phillips

Two recently released survey reports measure the pervasive use of arbitration to resolve workplace disputes.

Teambuilding Exercises

(10/06/17)Ronald S. Kraybill

Isolation and polarization are big threats today.

Conflict Chat: Challenges In Working In A Gig Economy - Audio

(9/29/17)Stephen Kotev, Patricia Porter

Got Conflict? Are you a worker taking on short projects or “gigs?”

Moving Workplace Conflict from Dysfunctional to Functional

(9/29/17)Meredith Richardson

When I get a call about workplace conflict, I often find that these 4 things are true.

Do Not Let Your CEO Even Read This!

(8/18/17)Martin Brink

This Editorial is about corporate mediation, and that is not always CEO stuff. The question is raised whether your CEO is open to this corporate mediation stuff.

Negotiation - Part 6

(8/17/17)Pete Desrochers

Exploders make up the second category of difficult people; but they are totally opposite from the Snipers we looked at before.

Increased Complexity of Commercial Disputes Requires a New Approach

(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.

How Yes/And Defuses Workplace Conflict

(7/21/17)Lorraine Segal

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.

Let It Go? You're Kidding!

(7/14/17)Maria Simpson

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.

Mediating Disputes for Effective Healthcare Relationship Firefighting

(6/30/17)Michael Toebe

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.

The New SHRM Competency Guidelines

(6/23/17)John Ford

Should HR professionals mediate internal workplace disputes?

On Being Bullied—reflections, lessons, and gratitude 8 years later

(5/22/17)Lorraine Segal

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.

Toxic School Environments Make Teachers Sick

(5/22/17)Jacqueline Burnett-Brown

Is your workplace a toxic environment? If there is more than one person per week out sick in your department, chances are it is.

The Art and Science of Summarization in Mediation

(5/15/17)Diane Cohen

There is often nothing more important to a successful mediation than insightful summarization of the parties’ perspectives.

The Conflict Skilled Organization

(5/09/17)Lynne Eisaguirre

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.

Consumer Redress and “The New Handshake”

(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.

BBB Complaints Against Mediation.com

(4/27/17)Jim Melamed

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.

Bullying in the Workplace: How to Respond Effectively

(4/14/17)Alan Sharland

This article explores the concept of bullying in the workplace and how to respond to it more effectively.

The Uncertainty of Taxes—Positively Reframing a Difficult Workplace Communication

(4/14/17)Lorraine Segal

A wonderful benefit of learning conflict resolution skills is using them to positively reframe my own challenging communications

10 Excuses Bosses Give Not To Bring in a Mediator

(4/14/17)Katherine Graham

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?

What Can Mediators Do To Help Parties Overcome Their Biases?

(4/07/17)Catherine Brys

This article discusses some of the perception and cognitive biases relevant to conflict as well as the interaction between biases and conflict.

The Sun, the Wind, and Positive Change in the Workplace

(4/03/17)Lorraine Segal

In the classic folk tale, the Sun and the Wind each believe they are more powerful.

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