Perth and Rural Organisations choose to mediate for any number of reasons, at the top of their list is generally to explore cost efficiency.
A typical accredited workplace mediation (dispute resolution) would involve no more than a day of face-to-face meetings with some phone calls leading up to and after the mediation. So imagine you have two team members embroiled in a conflict that absorbs the time, energy and resources of the team, the manager and support functions for weeks, often months on end, which is normal.
The cost of doing nothing and hoping it will resolve itself will be reflected in increased stress-related absenteeism, staff turnover, decreased engagement and morale. The conflict will interfere with everyone's thinking time, productivity and if not addressed properly will generate a cultural norm that will pervade the department and organisation.
Addressing organisational conflict through mediation will save time and money and contribute to a culture where conflict is a catalyst for new ideas rather than an excuse to leave.
A mediator is trained to understand and explore complex relationships in the interests of all concerned parties
What are the benefits of mediation?