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Moldova…in the Snow

Moldova…in the Snow

I recently returned from a week in Chisinau, the extremely snowy capital of Moldova.  As part of their on-going commitment to change, the Moldovan Ministry of Justice has recently prepared a Justice Sector Reform Strategy 2011-2015.  A key pillar of this strategy is to promote economic development.  Assisting them reach this goal, the European Bank […]

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‘Work Isn’t School’ – but you can always learn to negotiate

It’s official, being disruptive at work is the way to get ahead: at least according to a piece on the Harvard Business Review Blog.  A recent study showed women account for 51.4% of middle managers in the U.S. but only 4.2% of Fortune 500 CEO’s. Why?  They claim it is because the attributes that typically […]

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Perception and mediation – ‘context is all’

Margaret Atwood’s character Offred would make a great mediator. The narrator of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ repeatedly tells us that ‘context is all’, and nowhere is that a more pertinent observation than in mediation. This is not just a personal view – a comment piece in City AM last week eloquently reinforced the power of perception […]

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Mandatory mediation – opportunities and drawbacks

Mandatory mediation – opportunities and drawbacks

In June last year, teaching trade unions and the UK government found themselves in deadlock regarding public sector benefits. Strikes and rallies hit the headlines, and it quickly became clear that the issue of pension entitlement and reform was a key area of interest for unions and the government alike. The Government claimed that reform […]

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What’s in a name: Balancing a Fair Process with Cultural Norms

What’s in a name: Balancing a Fair Process with Cultural Norms

In Pakistan it is normal to refer to older men who have some status in the community as ‘shahib’ after using their name. This term denotes respect and a certain amount of deference, and is completely normal in conversational and professional contexts.  It is important to note that there is no similar term used for […]

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