Involve Someone Completely Unbiased Hrm420 Phoeni
Post a total of 3 substantive responses over 2 separate days for full participation. This includes your initial post and 2 replies to other students.
Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words:
Watch the “Employment Relations and Conflict Resolution” video.
Respond to the following:
Reply to at least two of your classmates. Be constructive and professional in your responses 60 words or more.
Mediation is needed when two parties can’t come to an agreement without some kind of help. I think an example would be if two businesses were trying to merge together but couldn’t agree on the terms of the arrangement. They could help settle the smaller disagreements to get both sides to agree on the terms. I also think mediation would be great when someone files a complaint a lot of people prefer not to have all the legal formalities they would rather be informal with mediation. For example, if an employee wants to file a complaint about another employee and they are having a dispute over this it would be best to involve someone completely unbiased to help resolve the dispute. They could hear both sides of the dispute and what both parties want out of the resolution if anything and decide if they can come to an agreement and what’s the best way for them to come to an agreement. I think mediation is the best way to settle most disagreements because it helps the other party be able to see each other’s sides.
As we learned in the video, there are three methods to resolve disputes. First one could be informal or formal in the workplace and a process of negotiation is done. If both parties are able to successful resolve the problem, then there is nothing further to do. If both parties can’t come to an agreement, then the second option of mediation is done. Mediation involves an independent third party, who does not know either party, and they are there to facilitate the conversation to come to an agreement. It is voluntary, and usually done in a neutral place. Mediation provides a safe environment to discuss a problem and come to a resolution without involving a court. However, if mediation does not work, the third option is arbitration. Arbitration usually involves a court official and they provide resolution for the parties based on the information provided.
The best situation is to try and resolve all employment matters in the workplace. Providing a grievance process that employees can understand, being transparent, and a confidential environment, helps to quickly resolve problems without having ligation costs.