It may sound obvious but making sure your employees are actively engaged in the objectives of your organisation is paramount to success. A passionate team will help drive the organisation forward to achieve objectives, whether that be for a business, a school or a Multi-Academy Trust. Everyone must be engaged and enthusiastic about the direction the organisation is going in and their role as part of it. But, how do you as a leadership team encourage this.
Mediation is where an independent and impartial person helps two or more people to reach a solution surrounding a dispute in the workplace*. Conflict between colleagues can take on many different forms and at times this can lead to sickness absence. An employer has a duty of care to ensure that they deal with this conflict in a timely manner and therefore ensure not only the health and wellbeing of those involved but of other colleagues as well.