Why Mediation Works

Conflict happens. When individuals cannot agree, relationships suffer. When co-workers won’t cooperate, productivity plummets. When strife occurs in the community, progress stalls. Mediation enables parties to enter a dialogue that is focused and productive. Mediation provides a process for positive change by diffusing emotions and exploring options in order to resolve conflict.

Uses of Mediation

Mediation works to ease decision-making, planning, and/or conflict resolutions in many different types of organizations from the family to the community group to the workplace.

Types of discussions that lend themselves to mediation include:

Conflict Resolution

When disagreements bring about major stress and seemingly irreconcilable differences, mediation helps parties understand each other’s perspectives, thus making it easier to decide how to work and/or live more productively in the future.  Mediation may assist in the following circumstances:

    Small Claims Court cases – about matters such as contract disputes
    Business/customer differences – between roofer/home owner, landlord/tenant or merchant/customer as examples
    Workplace issues – between co-workers, employee and supervisor or issues among or within work teams
    Employee conflicts – between supervisors and employees, with inter- and intra-departmental conflicts, or with employee harassment charges
    Crime victim/offender dialogues
    Divorce and parenting plans

Serving these counties:

Arthur, Banner, Box Butte, Cheyenne, Dawes, Deuel, Garden, Grant, Hooker, Keith, Kimball, Morrill, Scotts Bluff, Sheridan and Sioux

Member of
Member of the Nebraska Mediation Association

Mediation West
210 W. 27th St.
PO Box 427
Scottsbluff, NE 69363-0427
800-967-2115 or 308-635-2002