It happens for many of us that we take on the whole responsibility of our interpersonal conflicts – to our detriment.
For the past year, Conflict Connections and MH Mediate have been developing a set of resources to help people address the ten toughest behaviors at work – everything from gossip to bullying, harassment, and hostile work environments.
Disagreements often start when someone doesn’t want to discuss something or take a necessary action, and someone else accuses that person of avoiding.
(3/22/19)F. Peter Phillips
Many New Jersey mediators consider it their responsibility to encourage parties’ counsel, when drafting an MOU memorializing a settlement agreement at the end of a mediation, to include words to the effect that, while further documentation is contemplated, the parties agree to be bound by the terms in the MOU.
(3/21/19)Kenneth Rasmussen, Milan Slama
This article by Milan Slama and Ken Rasmussen is the second part to discuss the current political divide.
The attempted negotiation concerning the government shutdown and border security is viewed by many as a tragedy of historic proportion, serving up examples of hubris, ignorance of established negotiation practices, and brinksmanship.
(3/17/19)Arran Heal, Richard Peachey
A new study has claimed 44% of UK business directors haven’t had any training on workplace harassment.
What is the purpose of the conflict?
(3/16/19)Michael A. Zeytoonian
Abraham Lincoln had a simple approach to achieving diversity: “I don’t like that man. I must get to know him better.”
When on a recent cruise, I had a real lesson in negotiating!
Workplace mediation disputes are increasing and changing. To be prepared for this growing field, mediators should look at what skills they will need.
(3/15/19)Kenneth Rasmussen, Milan Slama
This article by Ken Rasmussen and Milan Slama is the second part to discuss the current political divide.
When we want to control emotions better in the midst of a difficult conversation, we may try to ignore the unwelcome emotion or try the opposite, indulge it.
The Pew Charitable Trusts (“Pew”) has reportedly issued a call for the establishment of a national body to standardize online dispute resolution (“ODR”) procedures in civil courts across the United States.
New interview with mediation leader and author Jeff Krivis by Robert Benjamin as part of Mediate's new "The Place of Mediation" video series.
You can’t heal a conflict if you get lost in your own story.
NAFCM announces new funding agreement with JAMS.
How has mediation impacted India?
As a young republic, India and Indians have stepped up to the challenge and have successfully come within sniffing distance of setting up all the essential and necessary infrastructure that one has accustomed to associate with a modern, economic superpower of the 21st century.
What can you do if you think your case cannot be resolved by mediation?
(3/07/19)Donald T. Saposnek
This is a new interview with Don Saposnek, long-time leader in the field of divorce mediation and best supporting the interests of children in divorce, by Robert Benjamin as part of Mediate's new "The Place of Mediation" video series.
In this article, Anveksha Padhye does a critical analysis on whether mediation is an effective ADR mechanism or not.
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.
There are three aspects of being, which the martial arts aim to develop: Body, Mind, and Spirit. This article draws the parallels between these concepts in kickboxing and mediation.
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There are times when I’ve found myself reacting poorly to something another person says or does and then, discover I misinterpreted their intent.