Project management is a demanding and complex management task. Challenges are omnipresent, conflicts sometimes unavoidable. Personal development can also be promoted through coaching. Mediation is an independent and impartial service, providing a clear starting point for resolving sensitive issues.
Even the most experienced managers now and then struggle with the demands of a situation. Are unable to see the wood for the trees and struggle with what they perceive as the only solution to a problem, even though there may be others. These are the situations where professional coaching comes into its own. Coaching is an innovative personnel development method and a perfect complement to your professional training, will introduce you to new and different perspectives and help you to employ your competencies to even greater effect. When drawn on in a crisis, coaching is a rapid, unbureaucratic and professional method of receiving support in the development and implementation of a crisis management process.
To us, coaching means providing individual or project-specific support to help people and companies overcome problems and face new challenges. Our approach is based on facilitating collaboration and creating value, and is designed to effectively mobilise your resources and problem solving abilities. It’s a process during which we will strengthen and develop your competencies – enabling you to reach your goals better and faster.
Mediation for Projects
Projects are always accompanied by some explosive issues. The more parties involved, the more conflict areas exist. Mediation is one form of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) that is a widely used set of processes that focus on resolving even the most complex disputes – without the high cost and absorption of management time associated with traditional litigation. Mediation can loosen the “deadlocks” that often prevent resolution and can promote understanding, cooperation and joint problem-solving between disputing parties.
Advantages of Mediation
Mediation increases the possibility that disputants’ views can be aired, reflected upon and discussed thoughtfully, without cynicism or belligerence. A fair argument requires mutual respect and openness; Mediation is based on a consensual process of mutual understanding and negotiation. Unlike other forms of dispute resolution – such as litigation or engaging in expert arbitration of a dispute – Mediation is informal, confidential, and empowers disputants to negotiate their own agreed outcome. Mediation also promotes greater understanding between the disputants, which gives it a much greater probability of permanently ‘healing’ relationships. Mediation has a high (80%) success rate; however, some cases are not amenable to Mediation. Each dispute must be assessed on its merits as to the likely success and appropriateness of Mediation as a basis for dispute settlement.