ECE _ DSST Organizational Behavior

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Although the overall effectiveness of mediated negotiations is fairly impressive, the conflicting parties must be motivated to bargain and resolve their conflict. Additionally, conflict intensity can’t be too high; mediation is most effective under moderate levels of conflict An arbitrator is a third party with the authority to dictate an agreement. Arbitration can be voluntary or forced on the parties by law or contract. The authority of the arbitrator varies according to the rules set by the negotiators. For instance, the arbitrator might be limited to choosing one of the negotiator’s last offers or to suggesting an agreement point that is nonbinding, or free to choose and make any judgment he or she wishes. A plus of arbitration over mediation is that it always results in a settlement. The key thing is, an arbitrator has authority to force a settlement, whereas a mediator simply facilitates discussion and advises towards a settlement. A conciliator
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