Marathon mediations – you may have participated in one or more, right?!? So, is your approach starve them until they settle – of course not! In providing the venue and environment for mediation you will attend to the dining [okay, maybe not high end cuisine] needs of the mediation participants. How about a 29 hour mediation? What would you serve or order in? According to this article in the New York Post, the recent transit strike in New York was settled over pastrami sandwiches! Pickles or chips anyone? The article presents some interesting insights into the negotiation techniques used by the mediators.
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