Verity Group assists organisations to mitigate disputes and effectively deal with conflict and disharmony in the workplace to achieve positive outcomes in order to help drive your organisation forward.
Conflict management is one of the most difficult and sensitive challenges for any HR or business leader. We can assist your organisation to:
It is important to note that conflict resolution may not be appropriate if there are allegations of serious misconduct or a significant imbalance in power.
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A facilitated discussion is an informal and flexible dispute resolution process led by an independent facilitator. The process may be useful to assist participants engage in respectful and focused conversations about issues that may be causing disagreement or disharmony and to explore solutions.
Verity Group provides nationally accredited mediation services. Mediation is a more formal and structured process used to assist parties in conflict achieve an ongoing workable relationship. The process is voluntary with an accredited Mediator managing the discussion between the individuals involved.
Mediation provides the participants with an opportunity to communicate what is concerning them and to listen to the concerns of the other party. The Mediator will encourage participants to work towards developing solutions in order to reach an agreement.
Conciliation is a similar process to mediation in which the parties in conflict identify the issues in dispute, develop options and endeavour to reach a mutually agreeable solutions. However, the Conciliator may have an advisory role on the content of the dispute and/or the resolution (but not a determinative role).
The Conciliator may make suggestions for the terms of the agreement, give advice on the merits of the dispute and may actively encourage the participants to reach an agreement. Nevertheless, as with mediation proceedings, the ultimate decision to reach agreement remains with the parties.
Conflict Coaching provides support, assistance and encouragement to help people improve their knowledge, skills and abilities to manage conflict, in an individualised process that is specific to them.
Individuals seeking coaching may want to work on ways to prevent a dispute from unnecessarily escalating, to improve their competency in conflict management, to develop stronger communication skills for a difficult conversation and other objectives that are often more about managing than resolving.
Resolution Coaching provides tools and support to managers to assist them to communicate and interact positively with employees who may be difficult to manage.
Resolution Coaching also assists managers to recognise and manage inter-personal conflict within their team.
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The Resolve & Evolve Program is a collaborative dispute resolution approach unique to Verity Group. The Resolve & Evolve framework consists of both facilitative and advisory components, which are focused on tailored solutions
The goal of the program is to reconnect individuals, or a team, in order to alleviate toxic situations and re-establish positive working relationships so that team members can move forward productively.
The aim is to improve work team climate, intervene before any behaviours escalate to bullying (or stress claims), and promote a culture of mutual respect and support.