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Managing Conflicts Through Email, Why Is It So Tempting!

The Communication Struggle in The Workplace There is no doubt without the use of electronic communication through emails the ability to operate hybrid working between the home and office millions of businesses around the world would not be able to operate. This was highlighted during the Pandemic lockdowns; it would have been next to impossible to operate and manage business without the use of email as a mode of communication. Whether you are checking emails on your desktop, mobile, tablet or on several devices at the same time, there is little escape from the written word through electronic communication. There is no...

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The Singapore Convention on Mediation “The Singapore Convention” The Significance Of The Convention And The Impact On Cross Border Mediation

The Singapore Convention is an international treaty to assist commercial parties with cross border commercial disputes. The United Nations treaty aims to settle differences through mediation rather than through Court Litigation sanctions or other economically damaging manoeuves. The goal is to resolve commercial disputes in an amicable manner which, in the end, is beneficial to all parties involved. The treaty does not impact States who are not signatories to the treaty. The Singapore Convention provides the parties the option to agree to settle commercial differences through the mediation process that avoids litigation and arbitration, which can be costly and lengthy procedures...

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An Overview of APEC’s Online Dispute Resolution Framework and How It Benefits Cross Border Supply Chain Disputes

A Brief Introduction to APEC The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) is one of the leading forums established to facilitate regional cooperation, investment and trade, economic growth, and the global economy as a whole. The world’s best economic forum in the Asia-Pacific has member countries including Japan, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, Malaysia, Republic of Korea, Singapore, United States of America, People's Republic of China, and more. Dedicated to its vision, APEC has impressively contributed to overcoming challenges that may affect the global trade and economy, as a whole. The forum has successfully introduced several models and approaches that can help prevent trade barriers leading...

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How The Collaborative Nature Of Mediation Can Help To Minimise Animosity In Business Relationships?

Most small businesses are started amongst friends or family and often if there is no clarity or agreement as to how the business will be managed or developed, disagreements can arise. If the differences are not resolved, tensions can continue and have an impact on the development of the business and relationship. No matter what the type, size and nature of business, running a business smoothly is really demanding. Business owners need to think, plan and implement strategies that can help them best meet their business needs as well as sustain growth for the long term. Without well-planned partnership strategies and...

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3 Tips for Managing Your Emotions during Disputes

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We must keep tabs on our emotional temperature during a dispute to guard ourselves from acting irrationally or in a way that might harm the onset of negotiations. Ideally, one must gauge whether their emotions are currently manageable, starting to heat up or possess a potential threat of boiling over. If you too feel ambushed by your strong flow of emotions, you must take into account these few negotiation tips: 1. Develop an emergency plan Your emergency plan must be inclusive of a break or an 'out' that allows you to indulge in another activity to cool down.Step back from the heated...

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What’s The Difference between Litigation and Mediation?

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Conflicts and disputes can be resolved in many ways; these include litigation and mediation. But what's the difference? In laymen's terms, the easiest possible way to define the difference between litigation and mediation is the involvement of a court in conflict resolution. Litigation Litigation is resolving a dispute or a case by taking it to court (i.e., it's legally binding). The proceedings may be referred to as a lawsuit on legal grounds where the judge bears witness to the plaintiffs' claims against the defendant. Once initiated, litigation follows strict timelines and procedures, which can build a moment of direction paired with a...

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3 Strategic Tips That Parties Should Consider When Mediating Disputes

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Conflicts can arise anywhere and anytime. They can be the result of differing needs, interests, opinions, or simply miscommunication. Letting things escalate to the point of no return is the worst thing you can do. Not only does it create an unproductive environment for the two involved parties, but other people are affected too. If you’ve decided to take the high road and work out your differences, here are three strategic tips that all parties—be it the mediator or those in conflict—can use to solve a dispute: 1. Keep your emotions in check Staying calm and controlling your emotions is the first tip I...

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The Importance of the Role of Women in Mediation

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The role of women in mediation has been downplayed for years now. Social stigmas, biases, and unequal opportunities are the most significant obstacles that women have to face throughout their careers. According to Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace, and Security, only two percent of female mediators are involved in critical peace processes. This huge disparity is alarming, to say the least. Rarely heard and rarely acknowledged, in communities and cultures around the world women are often an afterthought in the peace process rather than active thought leaders and facilitators due to the changes that conflict can bring. Women in Mediation Research shows that...

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5 Ways to Resolve a Business Partnership Dispute

Business disputes are extremely common. They can occur even between the most amicable business partners working together in an otherwise healthy work environment. Whatever the source of conflict may be, you need to resolve it before things escalate. Here’s how you can restore order and save your business partnership. Active Listening You’d be surprised to know how effective active listening can be in resolving business conflicts. The mere act of actually listening to the other person and trying to understand their perspective can work wonders. It can also help prevent or clear any misunderstandings between the two parties. When you engage in active listening, you opt...

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