WHAT PREPARATION IS REQUIRED?
Preparation for mediation is important.
First, any individuals vested in the outcome should be made aware of the mediation in advance. Little is gained by surprising an e-board member, manager, attorney, international/staff rep, or affected employee after a decision is made.
Second, it is not necessary to reproduce and forward any of the record to us prior to your mediation. Documents normally introduced for formal hearings, arbitrations and trials may be brought to the mediation -- but are only used as a reference by the participants and mediator.
And finally, Mediation Resolves is aware of other pitfalls that occur as a result of poor preparation. So we work with you at the time of scheduling to assure those awkward situations are avoided.
Our notes on Preparation are a helpful guide.
WHY DON'T YOU NEED THE DETAILS OF PRIOR DISCUSSIONS IN ADVANCE?
Mediation Resolves arrives at the meeting with no preconceived idea of one party being right and the other party being wrong. We believe mediation isn't about persuading the mediator that your case is the strongest. Mediation is about finding common ground and then removing the obstacles that hinder arriving at a solution.