The Mekling Group is a consulting firm providing ADR services in Florida.
What is ADR?
Disputes arise everywhere over differences in values, culture, finances and overall communication breakdown. Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) refers to any means of settling disputes outside of the courtroom.
At the core of ADR are mediation, negotiation and dialogue, in which parties with the assistance of a neutral third party mediator, resolve their impasses bridging divides and moving the conflict toward a mutually acceptable outcome.
We are neutral parties who can assist with conflict resolution concerns turning conflict into collaboration.
Our ADR Partners will provide an initial consultation to assess each situation to determine if mediation is the appropriate course of action for resolving the dispute.
In Florida, parties can resolve their dispute in a process called pre-suit mediations. In this process, the parties would agree to engage a neutral third-party mediator in order to attempt to resolve this dispute and try to come to a settlement.
The main advantage for pre-suit mediations is that it is not court-ordered, the process is faster and less expensive than a law suit.
For court ordered mediations, our focus is rooted in an inclusive design thinking approach providing conflict coaching and mediation in a wide range of disputes regarding business contracts, labor and employment, Real Estate, HOA, housing, Landlord / Tenant, and more.
Our Mediators are Certified by the Florida Supreme Court to mediate Circuit Civil Court cases.
Workplace conflict is inevitable. Employees have various backgrounds, beliefs, experiences, or different working styles. When brought together, anxieties, personality conflicts, political divide or racial discussions may arise causing conflict, low morale, and low productivity. These conflicts can be resolved to regain an amicable and respectful workplace.
In workplace mediations, the parties agree to voluntarily engage in a confidential discussion facilitated by an impartial mediator. The goal is to promote a healthy communication between parties in order to reduce conflict at work. During mediation. the parties are empowered to own their conflict resolution process in a collaborative way and resolve the dispute themselves.
Our workplace mediation program is not a substitute, nor does it replace, any complaint or grievance process.