In a team mediation, the mediator focuses on issues or conflicts within a team. If teamwork has come to a standstill, team mediation can provide a solution. In a team, it’s about the interaction between the different members.
A conflict is never created by a member. What is happening between people? How do the group members relate to each other, and which habits play a prominent role? Important topics within team mediation.
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What does team mediation involve?
In a team in conflict, searching for the blame won’t bring the solution. At most, the ‘scapegoat’ should leave. However, this does not make the problem disappear. We are used to looking at individual traits, while it’s about the interaction among team members. What is happening between people? How do the group members relate to each other, and what images and customs play a prominent role in this? These patterns can become compelling; group members hold each other captive in these patterns, causing collaboration to stagnate.
Reasons to choose team mediation
- A team mediator speaks with all individual group members prior to the mediation. This way, the mediator gains a good understanding of the various group members and the problem as a whole. Based on this information, the mediator can assess what needs to be done.
- During the plenary discussions, emotions and frustrations are addressed. Each team member gets the opportunity to say what they have to say. The others do not react; they only listen. As a result, each team member is heard, and each team member feels heard.. If this is not the case, each team member gets another chance to say what needs to be said.
- After everyone feels heard, the mediator focuses on the future. How do we want to collaborate with each other is the central question that arises, and agreements are made about it. The interaction between team members is central.
Different types of mediations
- Pre-mediation / Facilitated Discussion. A pre-mediator/facilitator guides a conversation between conflicting parties without the formal guidelines that come with a mediation process.
- Employment Mediation. An employment mediator primarily focuses on conflicts in the workplace.
- Exit mediation. An exit mediator ensures that the conflict and the relationship are terminated amicably through mutual agreement.
- Policy Mediation. A policy mediator deals with complex societal conflicts and policy issues that have become deadlocked.
- Business Mediation. A business mediator understands the culture and processes within the companies they are involved with.
- Family Mediation. A family mediator focuses on disrupted family relationships. This includes inheritance disputes, dealing with newly formed family dynamics, and of course, divorces.
- Employee Representation Mediation / OR Mediation. An employee representation mediator handles conflicts between management and the Works Council (OR) or between different employee representation bodies.
- Government Mediation. A government mediator is well-versed in government operations, administrative law, and serves as a bridge and translator of interests.
- Pension Mediation. A pension mediator is familiar with the intricate and complex world of pensions. They often deal with parties who may not know each other.
- Team Mediation. EA team mediator focuses on the interaction patterns within a team.
- Online mediation. Online mediation takes place over the internet and follows the mediation process like any other.
About team mediation
- Wat voor mediator ben jij? Francine ten Hoedt-van Rintel
- Arbeidsconflict in een wetenschappelijke omgeving Laurens Baas
- Andere methoden dan mediation om met verstoringen in de communicatie om te gaan Dick Bonenkamp
- Geheimen van Conflictcoachen Merlijn
- Hoe voorkom je dat een conflict omslaat in langdurig verzuim? Francine ten Hoedt-van Rintel
- Welke mediation specialismen zijn er? Merlijn
For team mediation
In iedere organisatie komen situaties voor waarbij conflictvaardig handelen grote voordelen oplevert. Door de kracht van mediation te doorgronden, kunt [...]