Often people are afraid of availing litigation, mostly due to the fear of never-ending delays and uncertain legal expenses. Many times people facing legal predicaments suffer rather than taking a legal course to resolve their issues. If you, too, are afraid of legal proceedings and want to resolve your workplace conflicts without legal intervention, then alternative dispute resolution alternatives are your best bet.
What’s Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)?
It is a method that is used to resolve a dispute or conflict without getting into civil litigation. We at Michael Gregory Consulting, LLC, make use of The Collaboration Effect®, in association with Mike Gregory, an internationally acclaimed conflict resolution keynote speaker, provide alternative dispute resolution procedures that help people resolve their workplace conflicts efficiently. The ADR procedures our keynote speaker uses include facilitative and transformative mediation, negotiation, and a variety of hybrid procedures.
Why ADR is Effective?
ADR procedures increase the opportunities for the parties to resolve disputes during and even before getting into the formal procedures and litigations. ADR can only be carried out when both conflicting parties are genuinely interested in a settlement; hence it becomes easier for the mediator to help the parties resolve their conflict. ADR procedures also provide mutually beneficial solutions; therefore, both parties can live with the result.
Advantages of opting for alternative dispute resolutions
- Cost-Effective and Time Saving Approach
While the extensive legal proceedings have indirect costs and more time consuming, ADR offers a quicker and streamlined resolution. That is why; ADR procedures provide convenient and efficacious dispute resolution by reducing costs.
- Quicker Results and Flexibility
Legal intervention may drag on for years before the case goes to trial, whereas ADR can offer quick solutions. ADR can be scheduled as per the convenience of the parties anytime without waiting for a court schedule, which further speeds up the process along with providing flexibility.
- Confidentiality is Intact
Usually, court cases and judgments are public records, whereas ADR methods are confidential. When the parties settle their disputes via mediation processes, no public record is required about the negotiation meetings and other details of the process. The discussions remain private and secure amongst the conflicting parties and the neutral mediator involved.
In ADR processes, a neutral professional mediator is involved who is chosen by both parties to mediate the negotiations and has no interest in the outcome. Here, the conflicting parties have the freedom to select a mediator having special knowledge about the law and the process.
- Cooperative Negotiations
The conflicting parties involved in the ADR process can take it as an opportunity for preserving the relationship. The ADR methods are typically less aggressive than the legal proceedings and allow the conflicting parties to get to the core of the problem and find a mutually beneficial and reasonable conclusion.
So if you are looking for effective process to address conflict at your workplace, we at Michael Gregory Consulting, LLC apply The Collaboration Effect® and would recommend you opt for our alternative dispute resolution approaches. To learn more about the process and our keynote speaker Mike Gregory, you can contact us today. You can also directly get in touch with Mike via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.