Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) and E-Mediation (E-Med) available to resolve Workplace Conflict Worldwide
Why go online?
E-Med is a voluntary process of resolving disputes with the assistance of a neutral 3rd party. Using technology is like a 4th party to the process.
Research has shown that E-Med leads to greater satisfaction than traditional in-person mediation and reduces power differences, yielding a perception that the process is ‘fair and equitable.’
The benefits are many:
- Enhances one’s physical and emotional safety when using a virtual platform
- Reduces face-to-face discomfort when addressing conflict
- Reaches across geographical differences in locations
- More cost - and time-effective
- Reduces the duration for getting to resolution, leading to improved workplace relations
- Expands the use of technology beyond typical work applications…a no-brainer to younger employees
- Restores workplace relationships and gets back to the business of doing business!
Source: Harvard Law School
Dr. Debra Dupree
Employment Mediator - Workplace | Workforce Conflict Consultant
Dr. D is passionate about making a difference for people in conflict.
Growing up in a family-owned business, she saw first-hand how leadership conflicts were destructive to peers, employees, customer relations, and the bottom line.
As a former employee in both public agencies and private enterprises, she directly experienced the challenges and disruptions of unhealthy co-worker relations and leadership challenges faced in attempts to get back on track, often with dismal results. She re-imagined the future if only people would engage in constructive conversations. She realized that they didn't know how.
With nearly 30 years of experience, Debra brings a unique perspective and skillset to ‘people differences’ as a Behavioral Health Specialist and Mediator. She vowed to improve communication to strengthen relationships and build healthier, happier lives because she knows it’s achievable. And she’s done it!
Her niche market is workplace mediation and facilitation of the interactive process for employers and employees working with medical conditions. She's worked with financial institutions, school districts, governmental agencies, and family-owned businesses, to name a few.
Where to begin?
It’s easy to get started.
Schedule a ‘Strategy Session’ to explore what’s happening and uncover the options available.
Design a Plan
We create a plan with specific objectives for who’s involved, how to proceed, and a timeline for implementation.
Implement the Plan
The parties are guided in pre-mediation preparation, facilitated through real-time mediation, and guided in developing an action plan for resolution to carry forward.
Work the Plan
Dr. D follows up on the ‘Action Plan’ to ensure the success of implementation, reduction of conflict, and restoration of relationships. It's about re-imagining the future!
Learn more about people in conflict!
1 in 10 people has difficulties in approaching conflict with a solution-oriented mindset. Learn how you can facilitate resolution in your team!
My intent is to empower you - leaders from all walks of life whether it be law, business, technology or healthcare - to make a change in your workplace and among your clientele, one conversation at a time.
It’s about building “courageous workplace cultures” where you are safe to contribute, feel accepted, and acknowledged for what you bring to the table…truly where you can make a difference.
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