Category: ADR for Companies

What is Conflict Costing Your Company? The Value of a Comprehensive Employment Dispute Management System

January 31, 2024

How is conflict managed at your company? What do employees do when they feel dissatisfied, harassed, discriminated against or just plain frustrated? How much does unresolved conflict cost your company? It’s probably more than you think. This article takes a close look at the costs of conflict and explores how a comprehensive employment dispute resolution system can improve employee morale and increase productivity.

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What Can An Ombuds Do For You?

January 30, 2024

Let’s say you are facing a challenge at work. Maybe it’s an interpersonal conflict. Maybe it’s an alignment issue between departments on a project. Maybe it’s confusion about a company benefit. You might be wondering if a member of the ombuds team can help you overcome this challenge, and if so, how they will help.

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How Does a Conference Ombuds Add Value to a Conference?

August 18, 2022

An ombuds is an independent, neutral, confidential, and informal resource to help conference participants solve conflicts. Ombuds do this through conflict management, recommendations, improved organization coordination, knowledge of organization policies, hand-crafted training, and an anonymous reporting structure.

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Benefits of an Outsourced Ombuds Office

January 28, 2022

Ombuds help employees feel more recognized, respected, and heard. As a confidential and neutral resource, they listen to employees and help direct them to the right places to make sure their complaint is dealt with. Outsourced ombuds, who can provide the same benefits at reduced costs and with more flexibility, are a cost-effective measure for companies to effectively manage conflict.

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MWI Ombuds Becomes an IOA Certified Organizational Ombuds Practitioner (CO-OP)

August 6, 2021

MWI Outsourced Ombuds Panel Member Chuck Doran became a Certified Organizational Ombudsman Practitioner (CO-OP®) with the International Ombuds Association (IOA) in July 2021.

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A question for your Ombuds – Why should I trust you?

December 11, 2020

Ombuds help employees become more resourceful and to empower them to solve their own issues. People work better when they feel they have control over the work and work life.

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Oysters & Ombuds

December 7, 2020

If you’ve never worked with an ombudsman before, you might be nervous about that too. Here are some tips on what to do.

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Facilitating Virtual Meetings

April 27, 2020

Facilitating Virtual Meetings: Five Benefits of Having a Neutral Facilitator By Chuck Doran and Megan Winkeler Facilitating virtual meetings, many of us are discovering, isn’t always easy. Even for a simple staff meeting, there’s so many questions to answer. Should we use video, or is audio alone okay? What’s the best system to use – […]

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Case Study: Google’s Employee Walkout and Conflict Management Systems

November 29, 2018

Following the aftermath of Google's employee walkout, the company has an opportunity to create a more effective and responsive conflict management system.

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Effective Icebreakers for Improved Facilitation

February 15, 2018

Effective icebreakers are an essential tool for trainers and facilitators looking to learn more about participants and create a comfortable environment.

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