Mediation: What’s the Deal with Getting to a Deal

I am often asked why mediators can get a deal that the parties themselves can't. Mediators use a number of strategies and skills throughout the mediation process to help parties in conflict. The exact strategies they employ depend on the conflict and the parties since solutions need to be customized to what the parties are experiencing. The rough process for problem solving is welcoming the people to mediation, helping them share their perspectives, teasing out the issues at play, helping generate options that would solve the problem(s), evaluating the options and picking the best one and concluding with an agreement.

The Mediation Process

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You can find more information about mediation from Wakely Mediation or from the Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario.

Or check our some more posts from the Negotiation and Mediation Blog below:

Empathy in Negotiations

Empathy while negotiating is essential to maximizing value and closing deals. Empathy is the act of understanding the emotions of the other negotiators. Negotiators are People First In Getting to Yes Fisher and Ury observed that negotiators are people first and encouraged you to separate the people from the problem. They taught that it was […]

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Define ZOPA: Zone of Potential Agreement

This article will define ZOPA and help you understand ZOPA in negotiations. After reading it you will know what ZOPA is, why ZOPA matters, and how ZOPA can be expanded and probed. At the end of the post, you will find a few more examples of determining a ZOPA.  Define ZOPA ZOPA is an acronym […]

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Mediation Dos and Don’ts | What you need to know

Mediation Dos and Don’ts Going into a mediation can be stressful. That stress is amplified if you are unrepresented. This infographic provides a mediation cheat sheet full of mediation dos and don’ts. If you follow this advice you have a much better chance of getting to a deal. Mediation Dos and Don’ts: Do Stay at […]

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