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Preparing for mediation

Strategic Preparations for Successful Mediation


Successful outcomes often hinge on careful preparation. As you embark on the mediation journey, consider these essential factors:


  1. Define Your Objectives - Clearly outline what you aim to achieve through mediation. Having well-defined goals provides focus and direction.

  2. Gather Information - Ensure you have all the relevant information at your fingertips to make informed choices and decisions during mediation.

  3. Establish Boundaries - Define your boundaries and how you wish to be treated moving forward. Clarity in this regard helps set expectations.

  4. Offer Considerations - Think about concessions or compromises you can propose to the other party. A collaborative approach can foster resolution.

  5. Initiate Change - Identify areas where you can adapt or change your behaviour to facilitate issue resolution.

  6. Hone Listening Skills - Refresh your understanding of active listening skills, a fundamental aspect of effective communication during mediation.

  7. Anticipate Responses - Think about how you'll respond to specific topics or statements that may arise during mediation. Preparedness ensures composure.

  8. Exploring Alternatives - Contemplate alternative courses of action if mediation doesn't yield the desired results. Understanding your options is crucial.


Preparation is your compass for navigating the mediation process successfully. By addressing these considerations, you'll be well-equipped to engage constructively in mediation and work toward a mutually beneficial resolution.

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Watch the videos below for some tips on how to ensure you get the most out of mediation. 

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What happens after mediation?

At Adelaide Workplace Mediation, we recognise that the outcome of workplace mediation can vary, and we're here to guide you through the aftermath, whether an agreement is reached or not.


When an Agreement is Reached - In cases where parties involved in workplace mediation come to a mutually acceptable resolution, the path forward is one of collaboration and implementation. Our expert facilitators assist in formalising the agreement, ensuring clarity, and helping to establish mechanisms for monitoring and compliance. This agreement often serves as the foundation for mending relationships and fostering a more harmonious work environment. Our aim is to empower you with the tools and strategies needed to sustain the positive changes achieved through mediation.


When an Agreement is Not Reached: In situations where a consensus is not reached during workplace mediation, our process is designed to ensure that all parties have had an opportunity to express their concerns and explore possible solutions. While an agreement may not have been achieved at this stage, the mediation process can still yield valuable insights and a clearer understanding of the underlying issues. In such cases, our team can provide guidance on alternative dispute resolution methods or further steps to consider, ensuring that you and your organisation remain on a path toward constructive conflict resolution.


Adelaide Workplace Mediation is committed to supporting you through every stage of the mediation process, helping you navigate the journey toward more productive and harmonious workplace dynamics, whether an agreement is reached or not. Your success and well-being are our top priorities.

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