Resolving Deadlock in Negotiation

Just like conflict, disagreement is a fact of life. And this is especially true in the context of negotiation. In simple terms, negotiation is a discussion intended to produce an agreement. It can also be defined as an attempt to satisfy our needs when somebody else controls what we want. When different parties are trying to reach a mutually agreeable […]

How To Reach A Settlement In Mediation

As parties approach agreement in the mediation sessions, alternative methods are available to the parties and mediator. If it seems helpful, the mediator can convene an intermediate joint session where the parties can negotiate the final points, face to face. If necessary, one or more private sessions may be interposed. ¬†Again, the mediator might convene a final joint session at […]

The Negotiator As A Mediator

Mediation usually involves some form of important intervention by a neutral third party who cannot impose a settlement but assists the parties to secure one. A mediator becomes necessary when parties on their own cannot reach a negotiated settlement. It is important to know that the entire process of mediation has negotiation at the heart of it. The negotiator as […]

The Place of Negotiation in Alternative Dispute Resolution

Negotiation simply refers to the act of communicating with another for the purpose of reaching an understanding presumably beneficial to both parties. Negotiation is the consensual bargaining process in which the parties attempt to reach an agreement on a disputed or potentially disputed matter. Negotiation can be said to be the wheel upon which consensus building can be achieved. It […]

Disputes Are Inevitable. How Do You Resolve Them?

Disputes are generally an inevitable part of human interactions. Such disputes are likely to arise from different human transactions including economic activities, family relationships, community and neighbourhood activities, international activities, religious activities and other civil activities. When these disputes arise, it is only natural that the parties will want to resolve them peacefully and the common method of doing so […]