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When it comes to a construction project, there’s a lot of moving parts and a lot of people involved. Unfortunately, this also means that it is reasonably common for disputes to crop up during the process. That’s why it can be a very good idea to plan for disputes and have a great mediation strategy ready to go for those difficult periods where things just seem to go wrong.
Make Sure You Have A Plan
You already know disputes are a likely part of the process- so you might as well ensure you are ready with a carefully set-out plan. There is no reason to struggle and be put through undue stress. Just make sure you have everything consistently documented, and that you know who to contact in the event of a dispute. We recommend going through mediation as a first step, as it is a powerful way to ensure you save as much money and time while reaching a favourable decision. Having this toolkit can be a lifesaver.
Make Communication A Priority
Most people naturally want to avoid confrontation, so communicating through such a challenging time can be hard. That said, keeping the lines of communication consistently open is a fantastic strategy for ensuring your dispute is resolved as quickly as possible. Focus on great communication with all parties involved in construction, even before the presence of a dispute. This way, you make it easier to successfully resolve a dispute later on.
While disputes can be tough, making sure you keep these core points in mind will streamline the process for you exponentially and make it a lot easier to approach conflict with a rational and calm mindset- ensuring you get the best possible resolution in the situation.
Plus, a bonus tip: ensure you have a great system and mediation team on your side, to ensure you get the best possible support through the process.
The team of legal and technical experts at Immediation are here to help guide you through the mediation process to reach the best possible outcome. You can do it 100% online or opt to use a managed service where the Immediation personnel do everything for you, from start to finish.
Mediation is a good first step in the dispute resolution process. It’s Immediation’s goal to help you sustain your business relationships, while resolving the matter quickly and professionally.
Want to know more, or enquire about your business dispute? Simply fill out the form on the contact page and they’ll be in touch.