When do you know if your decision is and will be a good one for you?

By Alessandra Sgubini, CEO, and Founder of Bridge Mediation

The Mediation setting allows the parties to control the final outcome so they can get back to their own lives quicker and free of conflicts. Thus, it is important for the person to recognize the signs of the “right decision” that leads to a solution and the end of the conflict.

Daily, everyone in professional and personal life, found themselves asking:
“Am I doing the right thing?”.  It’s not an easy question especially for someone involved in a conflict of any kind.

Dealing and being in a conflict takes people into a state of mind where is difficult to think with a clear mind and decide the best for themselves. The challenge is face the strong negative emotions, such as anger, confusion, fears, frustration, and the different positions of the parties in the conflicts. Since they are so deeply involved in the problem it is almost impossible for the parties involved to envision that it is actually possible to find a way out to their conflict.

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Impartiality and Neutrality Means: “Let go”

By Alessandra Sgubini, CEO, and Founder of Bridge Mediation

Despite everything, We keep believing in our profession as mediators.
We believe that we can contribute not only to the well-being of a single party in conflict but also to the entire society. We are idealists and believe that we can contribute to help parties reach a resolution to their conflicts so the entire society will gain benefits from it. To help find a solution means that an individual will not live in conflict anymore and can look forward to a continued life without stress, frustration and anger; he/she can be more productive; he/she can save time, money, and health; also her/his support system of family, workplace, and friends will be more proactive, happy, and finally the entire judicial system will benefit.

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Bad Faith in Mediation!

By Alessandra Sgubini, CEO and Founder of Bridge Mediation

We are aware and prepared (more than other professions) that in a setting like mediation as an alternative way to resolve conflicts, people can behave in a very unusual manner. Some people are just ignorant about how the procedure works and some think they can use the procedure to go around the system in bad faith, for quick compensation.

Most of the time we deal with attorneys/parties that are professional, very prepared and willing to work towards a solution to put the conflict in their past. Sometimes we face bigger challenges when dealing with attorneys/parties that are using mediation as a playground to go around the system for a quick compensation. Continue reading “Bad Faith in Mediation!”

Against the lack of common sense nothing can be done!

By Alessandra Sgubini, CEO and Founder of Bridge Mediation

After three mediations back to back, over a period of 2 days, I had time to reflect and catch my breath.

In my reflection, I realized that when you come across people that are truely bizarre, you can only concentrate on your own abilities like neutrality and impartiality and one has to remember what your job is and most important of all is “to let go, because we can’t change people“. Continue reading “Against the lack of common sense nothing can be done!”

Why Go To Mediation When You Do Not Want To Cooperate!

By Alessandra Sgubini, CEO and Founder of Bridge Mediation

A few days ago I was hosting several mediations in Milan, Italy. Before I explain one the cases and more important the outcome, let me just briefly explain how mediation works in Italy.

In Italy the mediation process is recognized as an alternative method to resolve civil and commercial cases since 2010. Today parties can decide to go to mediation voluntarily; or because a judge has send the case to mediation; or because in certain cases it is mandatory to go to mediation; or in some cases mediation is the first step before court because of a contract clause.
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Be A Problem Solver

It is with great pleasure that i can annouce that our article “Problem Solver: New Profession” has ben publish on mediate.com. The article is written by our founder and CEO Alessandra Sgubini and explaines why the collaborative approach in resolving conflicts is more successful than the adversarial approach. We hope that you wil in joy the article at https://www.mediate.com/articles/sgubinia7.cfm.

We also have made a new online course that helps you become a problem solver. For more informantion press here.

Iternational Mediation Legislations and the Practical Use

By Alessandra Sgubini, Mary Tran, Daria Brovchenco , Brad Beherns, Stefano Cardinale, Ferdinando Carbone, Guilherme Peres Potenza, Camila Folkmann Costa.

Mediation is a method of dispute resolution that can benefit any country.  Mediation is less expensive, faster, and more confidential than traditional litigation. This is especially true in the international business context, where transaction costs are high and disputes over choice of law and choice of forum are both challenging and time consuming when an international conflict arises. I personally believe that when you build bridges to bring something new into a new country or a new setting you need to deal first with the culture and what is going on in that new setting.
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Reputation and Mediation: Why Mediation is important for Reputation.

By Monica Veronesi

CONFLICTS are a constant part of our lives and may affect our reputation at all times.

Whether or not you are the aggressive type of person that looks for conflicts or if you are a peaceful person that just comes upon them, you will still have to deal with conflicts which you find are thereby issues in your life. Conflicts arise for different reasons and can affect people or companies, such as NGOs, firms, homes, schools, universities.  Mainly they arise because of  1) Cultural differences; 2) Personality conflicts 3) Not attentively listening; 4) Operating on assumptions; 5) General misunderstanding. Continue reading “Reputation and Mediation: Why Mediation is important for Reputation.”

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