Whilst the construction industry worldwide is plagued by disputes, construction disputes in the Middle East have two distinct characteristics.
Traditional mediation was not a "one size fits all."
Empathy is considered as the “Soul of Mediation.”
(5/17/20)Celeida Maria Celentano Laporta
A new order of social coexistence, consumption, work, family model, resulting from a revolution caused by the invisible enemy COVID-19.
This was conflict resolution blasphemy.
(5/08/20)Anju D. Jessani
Courts look to prior events or precedents in establishing policy, and also in measuring reasonableness, when parties are in a dispute.
(5/08/20)Sandhya Swaminathan, Kartiyeka Singh
Dispute resolution mechanisms in India on the other hand, have not kept up with time and technology.
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Mediation is a young, exciting, and expanding field of practice.
Impatience can be a big contributor to conflict, and an obstacle to effective conflict resolution.
This article explains the importance of active listening at mediation. It uses five points to illustrate what can be achieved when both the mediator and the parties actively listen to each other.
The age demographics of consumers of mediation services and mediators themselves will likely drive the adoption of technology to assist in the delivery of mediation services in the very near future.
(4/29/20)Forrest (Woody) Mosten
As their own practices slow down, some mediators are volunteering to offer free consultations and negotiation sessions to try and find solutions and some emotional comfort for people who are riddled with anxiety and a lack of knowledge.
The uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) has hit us all like a ton of bricks, particularly over the past week, as each day brings a new development.
This article addresses how our brain reacts when we feel understood versus when we don’t feel understood.
“I have heard of your paintings too, well enough; God has
given you one face, and you make yourself another.”
(4/21/20)Peter Adler, Kem Lowry
Unexpected belt-tightening is unpleasant. It unravels expectations and invokes fear. The more severe the shock, the more severe the manifestations can be. If you are a leader, you are also suddenly thrust into “crisis management” mode, which raises questions. What is your strategy?
A recent post anticipates that as we go through the current crisis, we will develop a “crisis new normal” and, after we recover from the crisis, a “normal new normal” (NNN).
I just finished reading a book entitled, Start With Why? By Simon Sinek (Penguin Group, New York, 2009) which posits a simple thesis on why some organizations are very successful and others are not.
Some say mediation is “The insertion of a human buffer between people who need assistance to interact with each other.”
Talking about end of life wishes is never fun, and seldom easy.
We need to keep in mind that everyone is having a tough time and treat them with kindness.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the fore what most people in emerging economies particularly in some countries in sub-Africa have never really given a thought to - working from home.
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We are all facing a “new normal.”