The mediation disruption: A path to better conflict resolution through interdisciplinarity and cognitive diversity

Mark Kawakami*

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to expose obsolete business practices and nudges companies into a new status quo, a disruption worth (re)considering is for companies to replace their over-reliance on litigation with mediation. In order for mediators to make this transition more appetizing for businesses, we must: 1) promote our mediators to be trained more holistically through an interdisciplinary education, and 2) foster cognitive diversity amongst the mediators.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-39
JournalCorporate Mediation Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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