Mediation is a versatile process which can be used not only as an alternative to the formal grievance procedures but also as a rapid first intervention to prevent escalation of the dispute or even to repair the working relationship after formal procedures have been concluded.
Settling disputes through professional mediation can save money, eases the court load and more often than not it leaves parties in a better state of mind, knowing they themselves decided, instead of being told what they must do. There are a number of other significant benefits of mediation and they include: Greater Control. Mediation increases the control the parties have over the resolution.
The skills of a mediator are completely different than a judge or an attorney. Judges and attorneys have to follow preset rules to reach mostly predictable outcomes for consistency among cases. They master the rules of evidence to restrict conversation by hearsay, relevance, and/or opinion exclusion. Mediators do not follow these rules and agreements made between parties are all their own. Parties are encouraged to bring as much information to the table about the issues that they possibly can. Through our mediation process, it will be determined what is most important to each party, to shift through. So, mediation goes beyond the traditional court rule bound approach to solving issues.
Mediation can benefit anyone in a disagreement, perhaps a disagreement with a friend, family member, or a neighbor. Mediation does not have to apply only to a dispute that has already escalated to the legal process.
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