7 Benefits of Workplace Mediation
At the networking and other meetings I am attending these days I am constantly surprised that people don’t seem to know what workplace mediation is. Of course it’s a ‘new industry’ but even so, is it so much unheard of? This week I heard workplace mediation described as ‘the world’s best kept secret’. But why? Surely a process that short circuits the cost and pain of on-going disputes at work for both employers and employees has to be a good thing.
Here are 7 reasons why employers should give mediation a go when trying to resolve differences between colleagues:-
Saves money – no expensive legal fees, tribunal costs, etc.
Happier staff – reduces stress and improves health of staff
Problems are ‘nipped in the bud’ before they get a chance to escalate
Improves staff retention
Empowering for employees because they devise solutions themselves and the process is voluntary
Improves staff relations
An independent mediator can be truly impartial