If you are having a disagreement with someone where you each have taken a different position on an issue, you have a dispute before you. If neither side can convince the other to shift positions on the issue, you will need help to resolve the dispute. If you are finding it difficult to voice your differing opinions within the group, we could help you.
Mediation is a process where an impartial third party facilitates conflicting parties to have open discussions about their issues, assisting them to come together and work towards a way out of their conflict. It is a process that is dependent on the parties’ willingness to participate in a facilitated conversation to explore and consider alternative solutions and compromises.
Mediation is a less expensive and less combative alternative to going to court to resolve a conflict.
At EMCC, we recognise that conflicts can be as diverse as the people who have them. The only common factor in conflicts are people and pain.
Our focus at EMCC Mediation is to put people and their relationships first. We believe that preserving the relationships is as important as finding a solution for the conflicting parties. We also believe that a people-focused approach will result in more buy-in from the disputing parties.
An approach driven purely by solutions/outcomes without paying sufficient attention to the people and the process may hurt the underlying relationships beyond repair, even after the dispute has been resolved.
Our approach therefore includes aiding the parties to learn to communicate in a more constructive way, even as they go through the mediation process to resolve their disagreement.
In addition, as an integrative centre for Mediation and Counselling, we offer our clients mediation services in conjunction with counselling services. Our clients may switch seamlessly between the 2 intervention services according to their needs. This will help persons who might need a counsellor’s skill to aid the processing of emotions and behaviour that arise from the conflict. Parties who have undergone mediation might also benefit from counselling sessions to help them relate and communicate better with each other.
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Resolving Disputes, Preserving Relationships
Every conflict is different. But all conflicts involve relationships. The hallmark of EMCC’s mediation services is our focus on the people and the relationships involved in the disputes. EMCC Mediation Specialist Lau Li-Choo explains.
Conflict situations are inevitable, especially in a densely populated urban centre like Singapore. Lau Li-Choo explains how we can better manage ourselves in a conflict.
The benefits of mediation include:
Who Should Come for Mediation?