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Sabotage the workplace, OSS Style ?

In my work on employment mediation, I have read a great number of articles and books on how to be a good employee or manager, how to improve productivity in the workplace, or the well-being of staff, which seems to have been a recurring topic for the past few decades. Yet yesterday, I stumbled upon […]

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Organisational mediation: Weeding out conflict

Still too often, organisational conflict looks like “business as usual”. From differences between colleagues to boardroom fallouts, teams that should collaborate sometimes turn into “intense corporate warzones” as Fiona Colquhoun, CEDR Director and mediator defined it at yesterday’s workshop on Organisational Mediation. Chaired by Fiona Colquhoun, five experts – Emilie Cole, Partner at Bindmans; Scott Maynard, […]

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Working with technology: a Matrix of Mediation Issues

In the past year, the use of technology in Alternative Dispute Resolution processes has been widely discussed: the spread of communication technology, the introduction of Regulation from the European Union concerning Online Dispute Resolution for consumer disputes, and the Briggs Report discussing potential Online Courts are only a few examples of it. Modern tools are […]

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Negotiating in the moment

How prepared are you for tough and dynamic negotiation? Do you have the skills necessary to negotiate in the moment and face the unexpected? “Under pressure, you don’t rise to the occasion, you sink to the level of your training. That’s why we train so hard.” – US Navy Seals Most of us have already […]

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When getting an agreement seems impossible…

A skilled mediator can manage the flow of information between the parties by using side and confidential meetings and conveying information between the parties that in his or her assessment will not result in them being exploited. Often the historical lack of trust that exists between parties cannot be overcome quickly and, without the bridging […]

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