Accommodating to Achieve a Positive Result

When people approach conflict or conflict resolution, they typically choose one of five styles of negotiation to handle the conflict—competing, compromising, collaborating, avoiding, and accommodating. These styles describe the way a person can think about, negotiate, and eventually resolve a problem. Most people have a sort of default style that they use for their private, …

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Finding Your Way Through an Impasse

Settlement conferences, mediations, and negotiations are often a great opportunity for a case. The parties can share their wishes and can create a solution to the problem that will not be available if a judge or jury decides the issue. When the parties are cooperating, negotiation may be incredibly productive and save the case from …

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Navigating the Emotional Stages of Divorce

Divorce is accompanied by a myriad of emotions, big and small. While each divorce stirs up different emotions depending on the individual situation, there are some similarities in the stages that people will go through as a divorce is approaching and carried through. These emotions are often broken up into six stages—disillusionment, dissatisfaction, decision, initiation, …

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Mobbing: A Form of Emotional Abuse in the Workplace

Workplaces are often a place of friendly competition, where coworkers work against each other to climb to the top of the profession. Workplaces also have a social factor to them as well because employees look for friends and acquaintances to make the workday more enjoyable. The combination of these elements can often lead to groups …

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The Ins and Outs of Third-Party Arbitration

Many people participate in arbitrations every day. Arbitration covers disputes from business practices to disputes over fees to international investments. Parties may choose arbitration before or after a dispute arises, often by contractual terms. Businesses will opt for arbitration over litigation to save time and money when settling grievances before them. With arbitration becoming a …

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Where to Start When You are Getting a Divorce

When a marriage begins to break down, whether suddenly or over time, many considerations need to be addressed. On top of changing your private life, learning to take care of your children on your own, and moving and selling the marital home and property, the pair may need to navigate the court system for the …

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Does the Mediation Process Work? Learn with ADR Times

Mediation has become a viable alternative to traditional litigation. It brings the parties together in an environment separate from the competitive and adversarial courtroom and encourages collaboration and cooperation to solve an issue, perhaps in a creative way that could not be achieved by a jury or bench trial. The process is often cost-effective and …

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Understanding the Top 3 Styles of Mediation with ADR Times

The styles of mediation available to mediators are like different tools, ready to be used when the situation calls for each or by preference. Likewise, a great advocate will have the knowledge to handle whatever style a mediator throws at them or even to know which style to request given the issue at hand. Finally, …

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Resolving Problems with Collaborative Conflict Style

The idea of collaboration tends to call to mind thoughts of compromise or win/win solutions. For some people, the idea of collaboration is exciting because it is a way to come to a solution that mutually agreeable for everyone, and everyone is able to leave the conflict on good terms. However, for other people, the …

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