Workplace Mediation

Mediation – a restorative and transformative approach

workers in a meeting

Mediation is a well-known alternative dispute resolution method. However it is extremely under-utilised in the Australian workforce. Many managers and employers dismiss disputes between employees as ‘trivial’ believing that their staff should ‘get over it’ and ‘grow up’. However if staff don’t have the skills to resolve such disputes – many cannot just ‘get over it’.

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Letting others take responsibility for solving the problem

Letting others take responsiblity for solving the problem

When we explicitly or implicitly give others the responsibility to solve a mutual problem, we are removing ourselves from the process and diminishing our voice. With time, it then becomes harder to contribute to the discussion or the solution and inevitably we become silent. Without assertively sharing the responsibility for joint problem solving, we leave […]

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