Mediation: Nothing to lose and everything to gain

If you want to progress, it's best to shelve the adversarial approach, writes Dave Boland.

14th September, 2013
Ray Flaherty of Baker Tilly Ryan Glennon.

'Alot of disputes are about perception," said Ray Flaherty, HR consulting director at Baker Tilly Ryan Glennon. "There are three sides to every story: your side, my side, and the reality."

The main strength of mediation is that it can find this reality without the usual mud-slinging and point scoring that accompanies an adversarial process. However, so ingrained is the legal process in many people's thinking that often mediation is not given a chance.

"I...

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