Recognizing The Power of Peer Mediation

peer mediation

In conflict resolution, peer mediation emerges as a beacon of hope and transformation.  It’s a process that empowers individuals, typically within educational or workplace settings, to take charge of disputes and work towards a mutually beneficial resolution.  This blog post will explore peer mediation’s true essence, its benefits, and how it can be effectively implemented …

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Final Offer Arbitration: A Detailed Analysis

Final offer arbitration (FOA) is a conflict resolution method that involves an arbitrator or a panel of three arbitrators. Conventional arbitration has been criticized because arbitrators supposedly arrive at awards by “splitting the difference” between the parties’ positions. Such behavior diminishes concession-making and may even drive parties to take more extreme positions in the hope …

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Mediation Vs. Moderation: A Detailed Analysis

mediation vs moderation

Regarding conflict resolution and interpersonal communication, two strategies stand out for their effectiveness and application in various settings: mediation and moderation. While both approaches aim to address disputes and foster understanding, their methodologies, purposes, and outcomes significantly differ. This informative blog post will examine these concepts, helping individuals and organizations choose the right strategy. Understanding …

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Coercive Power: How it Impacts Your Employees

Coercive Power

Coercive power is a concept created by social psychologists John French and Bertram Raven, who defined the different types of social power used and how coercive power is used and abused in everyday life. Have you ever been threatened with a punishment if you did not complete a task? Maybe your parents told you that …

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When is Divorce Mediation Not Recommended?

when is divorce mediation not recommended

While mediation can be a cost-effective and private process to resolve your divorce, there are times when divorce mediation is not recommended. When a couple is breaking up, they must navigate the divorce process if they are married. Traditional divorce proceedings can be a long and arduous experience, so many couples will opt to use …

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How Long Does Arbitration Take? A Closer Look

How long does arbitration take

Because arbitration is often touted as a cheaper and quicker resolution compared to litigation, curious minds may wonder how long arbitration takes.  While many proponents of arbitration state that it often moves more quickly than litigation, critics state that it can be just as long as traditional litigation in the court system.  While this may …

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Preparing For a Mediation: A 10 Step Guide

preparing for mediation

Dispute Resolution (ADR) is a system of processes designed to assist parties in resolving their disputes economically and more quickly than the traditional court system. Its value lies in reducing the time, cost and uncertainty in the civil justice system. The key to achieving successful results in ADR is preparation. The following represents the basic steps for an attorney to prepare for a mediation hearing.

Unraveling Sunk Cost Fallacy Relationships

Sunk Cost Fallacy Relationships

We’ve all been there, and by “there,” we mean in a sunk cost fallacy relationship. Many people will feel an overwhelming loss at the end of a relationship, responding not only to the loss of the experience but also to the loss of all of the time, energy, and memories that were a part of that …

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What Is Social Facilitation? An Overview

What Is Social Facilitation

In the study of experimental social psychology and social dynamics, a concept that frequently surfaces is that of social facilitation. This phenomenon has been studied and analyzed for over a century, yet it remains as relevant today as it was when first introduced.  At its core, social facilitation refers to the tendency of individuals to …

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Demand for Arbitration: What You Should Know

Demand for Arbitration

When a party wants to begin the arbitration process, they usually create and send a demand for arbitration. A demand for arbitration will start the process as the parties have agreed upon. Those on the receiving end may or may not understand what the process means, but they will quickly be immersed in the world of …

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