Mediation is increasingly the way to solve a conflict. In mediation, the parties themselves resolve the conflict with the assistance of the mediator. The mediator does not take a decision, but guides the conversation between the parties by asking questions and applying various conversation techniques. Mediation takes place in a confidential setting, allowing the parties to talk freely. What do they really want, and what not?
Labour mediation is not only about ‘traditional’ labour disputes, but also about conflicts in the field of co-determination, within a board, shareholders or in a team. Our mediators are very experienced lawyers in labour law. As a result, they have a good understanding of labour conflicts, what parties should take into account and what possible solutions are available.
DingemansVanderKind has a tradition in the specific field of labour mediation. Inge and Ivo have extensive experience as mediators and Charlotte uses her many years of experience as a lawyer and administrator for this method of conflict resolution. She has completed her training as a mediator and, like Ivo and Inge, hopes to be able to register soon. Inge, Ivo and Charlotte aim for a businesslike approach, with a lot of attention for the person and the individual interests, but without losing sight of the ultimate goal: solving the conflict in a way that is acceptable to all parties involved.
The mediation process
Every mediation is different. How the process in a specific mediation proceeds is determined in consultation with the parties sitting around the table. Often, intake interviews are held with the parties separately, but this is not necessary. Sometimes only the parties sit around the table, in other cases advisors come along. In principle, every solution can be discussed at the mediation table, whether these are agreements to improve the cooperation or agreements to terminate it.