Relations

Workplace Mediation

Workplace Mediation - Resolving work related conflict

The workplace is an unusual environment. Unlike social and family life, employees are often placed into work groups that from time to time bring them into frequent and/or daily contact with other employees that they find hard to work with. This might be for a range of reasons including:

  • Communication style
  • Management style
  • Stress response
  • Recruitment decisions
  • Workplace conflict

Workplace conflict is one of the greatest causes of employee stress. Effectively resolving it can be quite challenging. It takes a combination of professional training, practical, real world conflict resolution experience and deep understanding of people and how they respond to difficult circumstances at work, to bring together a successful workplace mediation process and deliver a workable, agreed solution.

HBA Consulting has a small team of workplace mediation specialists who have decades of relevant, real world experience through roles as:

  • Senior members of the former Australian Industrial Relations Commission and Fair Work Commission.
  • Employee representative organisations.
  • Private sector industrial relations practitioners.
  • Consulting workplace mediators.

Taking simple steps early on to seek to resolve conflict immediately can prevent many workplace conflicts from escalating. Our consultants have a proven track record of achieving great outcomes in very difficult circumstances. They are specialists in workplace mediation - which has a very different in terms of focus and operational framework to the general relationship mediation services available from other forms of mediation.