Destructive conflict that rises to a dispute, pitting once congenial couples, business partners, family members, and coworkers against each other, can wreak havoc on our relationships, finances, productivity and mental health.
When these disputes turn into litigation, the collateral damage can be enormous both financially and personally. In nonlegal matters, when conflict is not addressed or addressed ineffectively, communication and productivity halts, employees quit, marriages fail, business partners part ways, customers stop coming, Boards stop functioning, and adult siblings stop speaking.
Mediation offers an alternative approach to navigating conflict in a collaborative way, through a confidential, problem solving process, attacking issues not people. Once people choose to sit down at a mediation table, the overwhelming majority of parties resolve their dispute to their satisfaction. On top of this, their relationship, wallet, and dignity remain in tact.