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How bad does it have to be to make it worth calling a mediator? When to mediate

Mediation: When to Shuttle

Mediation: When to Shuttle

If you’re keen to mediate but aren’t sure about having a face to face meeting, then you may be wondering what your options are.  You may have already heard of shuttle mediation.  Here is the low-down on the option of shuttle mediation. What is shuttle? Shuttle mediation is when your mediator meets each of the parties separately […]

Workplace Mediation: What’s in it for me?

Workplace Mediation: What’s in it for me?

5 Reasons to Mediate If you are facing a conflict situation at work, it may be that you have already considered mediation as one of the options available to you to resolve the conflict. But what are the factors to consider as you weigh up your options? To help inform your decision, this blog outlines […]

The Right/Wrong Trap: Whose truth are we talking about?

The Right/Wrong Trap: Whose truth are we talking about?

In a disagreement, what is the most important thing to you – to be right, or to be able to move on?  For some of us, we need to have our position accepted as The Truth. And often in mediation, that need to be ‘right’, gets right in the way of the parties being able to […]

Reflections from a Career Pivoter: just keep swimming

Reflections from a Career Pivoter: just keep swimming

Are you someone who enjoys having some time for reflection at this point in the year? I love having a bit of space to step back and consider how the last year has gone, and I do use the opportunity to think about what I want to prioritise for the coming year. I tend not […]

Top Tips for Conflict in the Festive Season

Top Tips for Conflict in the Festive Season

‘Tis the season to be jolly.  But for many of us, it’s also a time when we experience conflict during those much-anticipated gatherings with our loved ones.  That conflict may be very visible – or it could be bubbling under the surface.  It’s still conflict.  And it can still feel stressful, uncomfortable and even upsetting. Here is a collection […]

Why We Need Conflict in the Workplace, Handled Well – and 3 Tips for Constructive Disagreements

Why We Need Conflict in the Workplace, Handled Well – and 3 Tips for Constructive Disagreements

Many of us find conflict stressful and hard work.  Wouldn’t it be so much easier if those workplace conflicts just weren’t there? Or would it….? A workplace without conflict Let’s think that through for a moment.   Imagine your workplace.  What if there were no conflict in your team?  What would that look like?  What would it feel like? The dynamic is […]