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Workplace conflict today - 4 key lessons from the CIPD

When I first came across workplace mediation some years ago I was shocked and a bit embarrassed at my lack of awareness.

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Can HR mediate?

To answer this question let’s look at a scenario. Two employees in a team, Bob and Sue, have fallen out. Jill the team manager has tried to help

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3 Reasons Every Mediator Should Do Community Mediation

She looked at me and after a moment said hesitantly, “Well, I’d rather not say…” It was a reply to a question I often ask in a mediation:

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A ‘Pound of Flesh’ - what we can learn about conflict from Shakespeare

Normally our hobbies help us escape from the issues we face in our work lives, but at the moment for me the two have an interesting overlap.

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Latest mediation statistics - good news or bad news?

The release a couple of weeks ago by CEDR of the results of their most recent Audit of the mediation market passed by with relatively little fanfare.

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The Three Pillars of Conflict Resilience

Figures are often bandied around regarding the cost to business of workplace conflict. In the UK, the CBI put a figure on it of £33 billion.

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The Lord Rennard Dispute – 5 reasons why it makes an ideal case for mediation

The British media has been dominated over the past few days by the case of the Liberal Democrat former Chief Executive, Lord Rennard.

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Industry knowledge - Help or Hindrance for a Workplace Mediator?

This may seem like an odd question. My background in the oil and gas industry must be an advantage when I’m mediating in that sector, mustn’t it?

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Six More of the Best! More top online mediation resources

Back in February I published a blog entitled ‘Six of the Best’ where I picked out some of my favourite free online mediation resources.

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A year on - reflections after ‘giving up the day job’

It was almost exactly one year ago that I took up my virtual pen to write my first blog. I called it ‘Don’t give up the day job!’

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