Mediation, as used in law, is a form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), a way of resolving disputes between two or more parties with concrete effects. Typically, a third party, the mediator, assists the parties to negotiate a settlement. Disputants may mediate disputes in a variety of domains, such as commercial, legal, diplomatic, workplace, community and family matters.

The term “mediation” broadly refers to any instance in which a third party helps others reach agreement. More specifically, mediation has a structure, timetable and dynamics that “ordinary” negotiation lacks. The process is private and confidential, possibly enforced by law. Participation is typically voluntary. The mediator acts as a neutral third party and facilitates rather than directs the process.

Is Your Business Paying the High Cost of Conflict?
Burdin Offers Cost-Effective Mediation Solutions

Do conflicts in your company create a negative atmosphere that discourages cooperation and teamwork? Do inter- or intra-departmental disputes rob your business of productivity and profits? Have you experienced the time and financial drain of employee grievances? The cost of litigating wrongful dismissal cases? It is estimated that managers spend 30% to 40% of each day dealing with conflict among employees, managers, departments and even other companies. How much is conflict costing you?

Burdin Mediations, since 1993 one of America’s leading mediation firms, has conducted more than 28,000 mediations, with a success rate of 83%. Now, we are bringing the experience, training and skill of our team of 13 mediators to bear on business conflicts as well as lawsuits.

Many companies have discovered that no matter how well-trained, competent and caring their Human Resources professionals are, when they attempt to resolve disputes they still are viewed by employees as “on the side” of management.
A recent survey of federal government agencies revealed that employees have little trust even in “trans-agency” mediators. But they have much higher trust — as high as 85% — in outside mediators who are perceived as truly neutral and independent. In the private sector, similar sentiment prevails in the workforce.

Burdin Mediations has the capability of greatly reducing the cost of conflict in your business. Let us know when we can sit down with you to discuss your conflict resolution needs. We have powerful, cost-effective solutions.