Embed a mediation-friendly scheme
At TCM, we believe that a healthy and productive organization is one that offers its employees an alternative to the traditionally adversarial, stressful, time consuming and expensive methods of dispute resolution. Mediation, when offered as a real option to all employees, can not only help to repair and rebuild relationships between parties in dispute, but it can also help to transform the culture of an organization to one that views conflict as an opportunity for collaboration, growth and development.
TCM has gained invaluable experience and expertise having worked with numerous organizations to embed mediation schemes. We understand how to set up, embed, run and evaluate a mediation scheme and we will support you on every stage of your mediation journey.
In-house mediation schemes
When an organization develops an in-house mediation scheme, it means that the organization is equipped with a team of fully trained and accredited internal workplace mediators who understand the unique nature of their organization: its values, its culture and its structures. An in-house mediation scheme involves embedding mediation into a company’s systems, processes and culture. The in-house mediators are then available to resolve complex workplace disputes.
We have extensive experience of developing internal workplace mediation schemes. We have worked with organizations of all sizes, across all sectors and we have developed a great insight into what works and what doesn’t work. Organizations that work with TCM to integrate mediation will not only receive the highest quality of accredited training, but also complete wrap-around support, guidance and consultancy from the TCM team.
If your organization would prefer to use external mediators rather than in-house mediators, we can help you to develop an outsourced mediation scheme. Rather than having a team of internal mediators, outsourced mediation schemes have access to highly trained, fully independent mediators whenever they need them.
To embed mediation effectively, we undertake the same level of preparation, awareness raising, stakeholder engagement, project management and development as we would if you were setting up an internal mediation scheme. The main difference is that cases are mediated by an external TCM mediator rather than an in-house mediator.
At TCM, we have developed a through mediation scheme case management and quality assurance system APAXIO® to manage cases that are referred to us. You will work closely with your allocated TCM account manager and we meet with our customers regularly to assess the impact and benefits of mediation as well as continually reviewing our systems and processes.
Organizations that work with TCM to establish an inhouse or an outsourced mediation scheme are building on their commitment to create an organization where people are able to work with dignity and respect. Your employees will work in an environment where they can be confident that workplace conflicts, disputes, quarrels, disagreements and complaints will be resolved effectively and speedily. Your organization will develop a happy, healthy and harmonious culture and a reputation as a place where workplace conflicts are managed positively and resolved constructively.
Mediation improves productivity, employee experience and wellbeing by:
- Increasing job satisfaction due to open dialog, mutual respect, collaborative working and offering a constructive remedy to workplace issues.
- Empowering employees through collaborative dispute resolution and improved communication.
- Employees and managers taking direct responsibility for the resolution of issues affecting them.
- Reducing stress through effective and constructive conflict management and the building of empathy and emotional intelligence in team leaders and managers.
“You will not be disappointed if you book with TCM.”
“TCM are excellent and specialise in mediation services. They really are the experts in this field. I have used TCM several times and always get good results from them. David and his team always go that extra mile for you. If you do a cost-benefit analysis, TCM are able to save organisations considerable amounts of money. It is also highly rewarding to see staff working together again in a really positive way (in the majority of cases). TCM have a 92% success rate and I would not go anywhere else.”
“We have been working with TCM, in order to set up an In-house Mediation Service. TCM trainers have a passion for resolving conflict & their enthusiasm both engages, inspires and energises others.”
“Our managers say they can’t believe how far two people can come in just one day when things have been so bad between them for so long”.
Over the past two years, mediation has made a significant contribution to our business. By working with TCM to train a team of internal mediators, we have already cut the cost of conflict by many hundreds of thousands of pounds.
“I would wholeheartedly recommend The TCM Group to anyone looking to implement mediation/resolution into their workplace. They are extremely professional, incredibly knowledgeable and very welcoming and relaxed in their approach.”
“It’s very rare to come across someone who is quite so passionate about their area of expertise. David (and the whole TCM team) have been extremely professional, knowledgeable, supportive and not to mention a little patient as we work to implement our mediation scheme in TSB. But that’s not the half of it. What is really striking is David’s absolute belief and commitment that there is a better, more human, way of resolving conflict that benefits everyone from the impacted people to the wider business – it’s completely inspiring and wherever I go in my career from this point, the resolution of conflict is something I will focus on in a way that I never would have in the past. It’s been a pleasure to work with David and the TCM team and I hope that opportunity will crop up again in the future. His book is an excellent read as well.”
“The TCM Group are a great organisation with great people who are passionate about mediation and resolution. We have worked with TCM for over 5 years to deliver a wide range of mediation and conflict management courses and services for the local authorities that we support. We have recommended TCM’s mediation, training and consultancy services to many others and they have always been as impressed as we are.”
“Mediation is an excellent and sustainable form of conflict resolution. The course was intense, educational, well-structured and most of all fun. I particularly liked the mixture of different learning styles that was presented by both trainers and I most certainly feel able to start mediating straight away!”
“Just a quick line to thank TCM for the recent mediation service provided to RCPCH. A very successful day and working relationships improved enormously. I have always believed in restorative processes and the service offered by TCM really is excellent and evidences that this this really is the right approach to resolving conflict.”
“A very successful meeting, very constructive and explored all of my concerns. I felt listened too and was able to voice any issues that I had wanted to raise. A very positive outcome was reached.”
“I am very satisfied with the outcome. The mediator explained things well and the mediation was very well structured.“
“The mediator was wonderful – I would strongly recommend TCM to anyone who is experiencing workplace conflict. Thanks to HR for funding this process – it was remarkably helpful.”
“Managers tell me it’s definitely a worthwhile thing to do. As they trust the process and see what can come out of it, more and more are saying “What about mediation?”
“A lot of the principles of mediation are about common sense and disagreements in the workplace often start out as simple misunderstanding.”
“The mediator listened carefully to my views and acted in a very professional manner. I was very happy with the mediators approach and outcome as she helped us to identify and evaluate a variety of constructive options.”
“The TCM Model for effectively and efficiently managing workplace conflict can apply to almost any conflict or dispute. We know that feelings, needs, voice and choice underlie virtually every conflict or dispute. The TCM Model focuses on these and other elements. Applying this well thought out approach enlightens and empowers participants as they navigate their way forward while learning to avoid the inflaming effects of blame and shame.”
“I have had the best experience with TCM, and I will be recommending TCM to colleagues interested in mediation.”