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Alternative Dispute Resolution Specialists

In our every day conversations we ask others a lot of “closed” questions. Closed questions are ones that only require a “yes” or “no” answer. Yes or no really doesn’t give us much information and we’re often missing out on crucial pieces of info that could help us to resolve something.

The existence of duality is not only natural, but could be converted to an asset. A systematic effort could make that possible. Rather than following instinct out of fear, scrutinizing the scope of threat, when faced with an opposite, as well as resorting to an indefinite status quo, could create much better results, than demolishing the other. Before resorting to confrontation, decision makers are better off employing tolerance. Resisting pressure from adversaries, or mass populations, makes one capable of reasonably assessing the realistic range of possibilities.

Recently I mediated a conflict involving an organization and two of its members. At stake was the continuation or severance of their long-standing relationship. After full and frank negotiation around a proposal and counterproposal developed during joint sessions and private caucuses, the parties declared they were exhausted, and had exhausted all possible solutions. The mediation ended without resolution.

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