Mediation is just one of the forms of dispute resolution that are “alternative” to litigation through the courts. It helps to have some understanding of the others. The first two forms of dispute resolution fall outside the ambit of any formal procedures.
Conflict is what helps individuals and society as a whole progress over time. Without conflict, we’d be right back where we started from with no collective improvement nor growth. The key to productive conflict is being able to reach a solution without causing more problems in the process.
Those who are adept at conflict resolution aim to find common ground while also helping the other person so see a different point of view. This blog post contains seven tips on how to resolve conflict so that you can solve problems without forfeiting personal and professional relationships.
We all have wished at some point in our lives that we could be able to read other peoples’ minds and detect when someone is being untruthful. This is especially true for mediators and arbitrators whose job it is to discern fact from fiction to come to a resolution on a conflict. But is there a real way you can tell if someone is lying? Yes, says Marc Salem.