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What is business mediation, and how does it work?

On Behalf of | Jun 10, 2022 | Employment Disputes |

Sometimes, colleagues don’t always see eye to eye. While it’s fine for people to have their differences, it could affect the regular flow of work. Florida businesses can settle these disputes through mediation.

What is mediation?

Mediation is an alternative process of resolving a dispute that allows the parties to avoid litigation. It involves bringing in a mediator, a neutral third party who helps the parties to settle things. Mediation can make things more amicable, which can eliminate any tensions that would more likely linger if the dispute was settled through the court.

What are the benefits of mediation to settle business disputes?

When business associates have a dispute, resolving it through mediation offers several benefits. One of the biggest is that the parties both retain more control over the outcome. Unlike litigation, they are the ones who determine what happens and how things are settled by rationally discussing it.

Business mediation is faster and cheaper than going to court. Instead of taking weeks or even months to be resolved, the dispute may be settled in as little as a day.

Mediation is a confidential, private process, so nothing that’s said during sessions is made public. What the parties discuss remains confidential. The parties are also free to have open discussions on whatever is on their minds.

It’s common for hard feelings to get in the way of business when parties have to turn to litigation to settle their disputes. By contrast, mediation allows the parties to come to an agreement that works for everyone, allowing them to remain cordial.

Business mediation gives each party closure when the dispute is resolved. This isn’t always the case when things are taken to court.

As an informal process, mediation might be the best option to resolve conflicts in business.