Mediation is most effective as an early intervention tool for resolving conflict. When a conflict continues for a significant amount of time, the individuals involved often become more entrenched in their positions and it can become difficult to develop a mutually agreeable resolution. That being said, mediation has helped parties resolve workplace conflicts years or even decades in the making.
Workplace mediation services are most appropriate for interpersonal conflicts that result in:
Workplace mediation can also be appropriate for other types of conflict, such as:
Please consider the following questions. If you answer "yes" to one or more of these questions, then workplace mediation might be right for you.