What’s the forecast?

“My interest is in the future because I am going to spend the rest of my life there.” *

It’s easy to dwell on the past, but we are all actually going to live in the future. Starting now.

A main principle of facilitative workplace mediators like me is that we focus on the future. Nobody can change their past, but we all can decide what’s going to happen from now.

Mediation gives everyone involved in a dispute a chance to repair the past and build a better tomorrow.

For some parties that might mean feeling recognised and valued. For others it might mean feeling respected and understood.

Everyone stands to gain something different.

The key idea there is that everyone stands to gain.

Mediators call it win-win.

* US engineer Charles Kettering (1876-1958) inventor of the electric starter motor

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