» The origin of all conflict is
that I do not say what I mean
and I don't do what I say. « (M. Buber)
What is Mediation?
Mediation is the art of bringing people together.
A mediator enables a dialogue between conflicting parties through a structured process, thereby paving the way towards finding a solution.
It is essential for the opposing factions to develop the solution collectively and without having it proposed or dictated unto them. This makes it sustainable in the long-term. At the end of the process, the parties reach a settlement outlining the essential points agreed upon during the session.
Mediation can be valuable for individuals and teams.
Participation must be voluntary and every issue brought up during a session must be treated with complete confidentiality.
Mediation will lead to a positive outcome and enables a more harmonious future if all parties are fundamentally interested in solving the conflict.
I offer mediation sessions for the following situations:
- For conflicts in the workplace
- For departments/teams
- For offices and group practices
- Between associates in family businesses
- During and after business successions
- For clubs
- For parishes
- For inheritance cases
- For neighborhood conflicts
In time-sensitive situations, mediation is always advantageous. In contrast to court settlements, a few sittings can suffice to reach a satisfying solution. This also results in comparably low costs.
Usually a session lasts up to 90 minutes. For groups and teams however, a longer workshop can be more constructive.