Simulation of Workplace Mediation – New European Branch Office

20140605 Workplace Mediation

  • Pauline (Northern Ireland) – Mediator
  • Deborah (USA) – Party 1
  • Ramon (Andorra) – Party 2
  • Giuseppe (USA) – Coach

Two Sales Managers are interested to launch and run a new European Branch office in Madrid, Spain for their company.

But only one of them can get that job. If they don’t agree, their CEO/Company owner will hire someone else.

The stakes are high. The manager who is successful in Europe would be a good candidate for becoming the company’s next CEO.

Each Sales Manager needs also to convince their families that moving to Europe is a good idea.

LESSONS LEARNED (Discussed During the Debriefing Session)

  • Why mediating online requires having a Plan B, in case of technical difficulties.
  • What a Plan B entails and why it should be explained to the parties right away.
  • What if the parties don’t have the authority to reach a final agreement in mediation.
  • How to explain clearly the difference between mediation and counseling.
  • What can happen when in private session the mediator spends much more time with one party than with the other party.
  • How the mediator managed to keep both parties focused on the problem to be resolved.
  • Why both parties felt fully satisfied with the outcome of this 1-hour mediation and the agenda for the next session.

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