Overview of workplace mediation
Mediation brings together opposing parties to explore settlement options that are mutually agreeable. The participants remain in complete control of all decisions that are made.
Mediation is not like any court or hearing proceeding. Participants don't present their best cases and then wait to receive a binding decision from an outsider.
At Mediation Resolves we act as a neutral, impartial facilitator and encourage resolution without prescribing what that resolution should be; our approach is non-judgmental.
Ultimately, mediation authority rests solely with you, the participant. We represent and safeguard the process. You own the decisions.
Our mediator's role is to transform obstacles into a free flow of ideas and to encourage voluntary agreements.
The elements of our mediations are self-determination, fairness, flexibility, confidentiality, and full disclosure.
Mediation uses communications, negotiations, facilitation, and problem-solving techniques to reach jointly amenable solutions.
Our ethical responsibilities to you are to avoid coercion, improper influence, and conflicts of interest. We also assure a constant awareness of all those who might be impacted by decisions.
Agreements between participants are non-binding unless they choose to do otherwise.
Mediation styles vary. Ours is a plain-speaking approach. And we set the pace for the day to balance both full participation with constant movement forward.