The metaphor of an iceberg has commonly been used as a metaphor about conflict.
Dispute resolution comes in as many forms as there are people in dispute.
I love mediation because parties get to probe, understand, make choices, create options and arrive at mutual decisions, saying how they feel about this conflict.
Getting a divorce? You have options that will allow you to pick the right people to help you do that, but there’s no one size fits all choice.
This article is to give an over view of the use of disability mediation and a case study. The article will highlight some of the benefits of utilizing specialist mediators, confidentiality and why disability mediation works.
The backbone of any project or change effort is the team that’s been entrusted to make it happen.
This article discusses the impact of gender equality on nonviolent conflict.
Mediation is a wonderful process and I love mediation but I do not want to see it get more complicated with “what mediators need to do” kinds of stuff.
In the spectrum of the recognized alternative dispute resolutions devices, mediation is perhaps the most flexible device allowing party control of outcomes through a structured process.
Masculine control of our culture is like that woman-eating crocodile: some of us never experience its bite, others see a glimpse of its toothy grin, but it only need destroy one woman once in a while, in order for the fear of it to affect all women.
Understanding BATNAs is especially important in mediation because they provide disputing parties with power.
This article discusses the ethics behind a mediator acting as a translator and drafting an agreement when there are dual languages.
There was a time, not long ago, when those who found themselves in a dispute had two basic choices: They could either file a lawsuit/initiate some formal complaint process or they could just walk away from the conflict and try to move on.
I’ve got no satirical purpose in my modest proposal and contrary to eating our young (like Jonathan Swift's original Modest Proposal), it is about learning from our young.
This article discusses using socially constructed realism to break through anchored positions in mediation.
The promise of online dispute resolution (ODR) depends on accessibility.
If we are able to consider that there is something good to see when a dispute causes us to feel dark and dim, we may be able to have a different and better relationship with conflict and ourselves within it.
In many job descriptions posted in March and April this year on Indeed, the job announcements include conflict resolution or conflict management as required or desirable skills.
It may come as a surprise that online dispute resolution has been around for more than twenty years.
As I write these words, a meeting is being organized in Singapore between the US and North Korea, and it is worth reflecting for a moment on how it happened that the world suddenly changed.
Embodied Conflict presents the neural encoding function in layman’s terms, outlining seven key characteristics and exploring their implications for communication, relationship, and conflict resolution.
I follow the choroeographies and patterns of the craft we call conflict management, but every once in a while I help people really step out of the proverbial box they are in and discover (or stumble on) a peculiar new solution that seems to fit perfectly. Those are the golden moments I live for.
ODR can help address a problem often referred to as “access to justice” (A2J).
Several times in the past, I have discussed the need for each party to prepare for mediation for it to be successful.
If you have a dynamic “living system” there is no silver bullet for perfect team behavior or production - and you wouldn’t want it any other way!
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