Working in public service and for charities for many years has been a great experience. I have met many committed, dedicated and passionate people who carry out both paid and unpaid work for a whole range of reasons but always because they wanted to make the community a better place. However, when people with a strong sense of values work together they don’t always see eye to eye.
If you have become embroiled in a dispute with either your employers or, as an employer, with one of your employees, in a public service or charity, you may be faced with a very difficult and delicate situation. Mediation can help you talk about ways to settle your workplace dispute that could serve everyone’s best interests. Mediation and Conflict coaching can help with a wide variety of grievances and concerns including:
- Discrimination and unfair treatment
- Service delivery disputes
- Bullying and harassment
- Misuse of authority
- Pay and contractual disputes
The law now requires employers and employees to consider mediation before resorting to litigation and an early mediation can save a lot of stress and expense. If you have an issue to deal with in the workplace and are not sure whether mediation might help please contact me for a confidential free initial chat.
Mediation and Conflict Coaching helps people focus on how they can work together rather than how they can prove others are wrong
As a Mediator my role is not to fight anyone’s corner but to help everyone speak up from the perspective of how things could be better in the future. Mediation helps everyone listen to each other and shift their focus from blame to discussing matters in a way that is constructive, peaceful and can move the situation towards an amicable solution for everyone involved. I do not judge, advise or take sides as I know that by remaining a neutral but curious helper I enable people to stay calm, rational and respectful towards each other.
Mediation and conflict coaching can be used at any stage even if a tribunal case has been filed. It’s confidential. Trying mediation will not harm your right to use other methods of resolving the problem.