Mediation – What is it? How it helps us? How it works?
Mediation represents the possibility to personally handle a conflict and to solve it. Here I can be of assistance.
Mediation is a process by which a neutral person that was selected by the conflicting parties helps them find the solution to their conflict.
But the question remains, what are the differences to a judicial procedure.
A difference from the judicial procedure is that you can choose the mediator yourselves, as opposed to a judge. The major difference is that unlike a judge, the mediator has no decision-making power. It is your conflict and with the help of the mediator, you can resolve the conflict in your interest.
While before the courts of law – or even in the arbitration proceedings, all you can do is hope that the judge will pronounce a sentence that matches your interests, but through mediation, you have the possibility to solve the problem yourselves. I will support you in this respect and will help you solve the conflict in your interests.
For this to work, 5 principles must be applied:
1. Will – only the one that voluntarily participates in a mediation, will be able to solve the conflict.
2. Neutrality/Impartiality – the mediator is not only neutral, but he also considers that none of the parties in the conflict be at a disadvantage. He is equally available to all the parties involved in the conflict.
3. Own responsibility – it is your conflict, you know it best. Thus, it is consistent to develop the solution on your own responsibility with all the participants.
4. Information – all aspects relevant to the decision are outlined. Thus you can reach a solution that suits your interests.
5. Confidentiality – what is being discussed during mediation remains confidential.