We live in a litigious society wherein some people will find any reason, no matter how frivolous, to turn a dispute into a legal battle. This is the reality many business and property owners face, no matter how big or small the company or property in question.
Fortunately, many disputes can be resolved through mediation and without the expense and time drain of going to court.
What, exactly, is mediation? Mediation occurs when two parties have a dispute. Both parties will meet with a mediator, a neutral third party, who will help guide the discussion and do their best to see the dispute resolved to the satisfaction of both parties. At the conclusion of the mediation session, the mediator will assist the parties in reaching a settlement or agreement.
Mediation can be the perfect answer to resolving difficult issues quickly and efficiently, as mediation overwhelmingly results in settlements without the publicity, financial demands, and time drain that comes with long, legal processes.
Should mediation not result in a resolved conflict, neither party has lost anything. In fact, they will have gained valuable insight into the opposing party’s perception and how they view the issue at hand. The option to resolve the dispute by litigation remains.
If you have any questions about mediation and its uses in or outside the workplace, call us at 417.581.2411 . We are pleased to offer mediation services to help you resolve any dispute that might arise quickly, effectively, and confidentially.