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Mediation can be an overwhelming and draining process for everyone involved. When it comes to post-mediation periods, there are often a lot of emotions that you need to deal with. Not only that, but you might not be 100% satisfied with the resolution, and have additional concerns, thoughts, or feelings about the outcome.
The most important thing in this scenario is to ensure you approach it carefully, rationally and give yourself enough space to properly process what has happened, and how you can best move forward.
Consider Potential Lessons
Is there anything to be learnt from the mediation process? Consider what brought you to this point, and how you handled the situation. Consider what could be done better next time, and how you could potentially avoid this scenario in the future. It is also helpful to consider the reduced costs you benefited from, and the fact that you were able to do your part in protecting your business’s reputation and assets.
Uphold The Decision
If you were not happy with the decision, this can be a bit of a tough one. But it is critical that you do your best to uphold the decision that was made. This can be difficult, especially if you had a lot riding on the outcome, but upholding the decision is critical for your personal and professional wellbeing and is the best thing you can do at this time, even if it is frustrating.
Allow Adequate Time To Adapt
When you first get out of a meeting or mediation process, you may feel the compulsion to immediately challenge the outcome. Maybe it didn’t get resolved in your favour, or maybe you feel like you should have added additional information while you were there. Or, alternatively, the results are in your favour and you still feel shaken up and stressed. This is completely normal and the most important thing you can do is take the time to properly reflect, process and adapt to these changes, and the outcome. Rushing back in is the worst possible decision, so do your best to avoid until you have a calmer, clearer head.
Not yet through your dispute?
The team of legal and technical experts at Immediation are here to help guide you through the mediation process and 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.