Mediation consists of negotiation between disputing parties, assisted by a neutral third party and it is defined as: "The intervention into a dispute or negotiation by an acceptable, impartial and neutral third party (with no decision-making power) to assist disputing parties in voluntarily reaching their own mutually acceptable settlement of issues in dispute".
Workplace cases, or relationships where disputing parties have reached an impasse in their negotiations, but are still speaking and willing to have a third party neutral assist them in negotiating.
Workplace Mediation Session
When two parties (e.g. a Manager and Member of Staff, two Managers or two Team Members) have experienced a breakdown in their working relationship, mediation is an extremely useful process to go through to allow the parties to express their feelings about the situation in a safe and confidential environment assisted by the mediator, the aim of which is to achieve a way forward that both parties are comfortable with.
Workplace Mediation is a powerful process, but is certainly preferable to potentially long and costly disciplinary procedures and/or long-term sick absences.
Mediation is the way!
Relationship Coaching Session
Relationships have there ups - they also have their downs.
Both parties need to feel valued and respected.
If this is not the case for you, then perhaps a period of relationship mediation is for you.
Experience this in a safe and confidential space with a non-judgemental and impartial mediator.
Improve communication to ensure a strong and future-proofed relationship!