What are some implications for the use of alternative dispute resolution strategies in organizations? Discuss both benefits and shortcomings of using alternative dispute resolution strategies in organizations. Include examples of resolution strategies that are used in the real world to support your points.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com December 24, 2021, 11:30 pm ad1c9bdddf
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Perhaps a more telling way of thinking about this question is to question the implications for our current or traditional dispute resolution strategies, and whether we can afford to ignore alternatives. Around the world, at varying levels of analyses, we see a general failure of historical or traditional dispute resolution strategies; at least we are exposed to more stories of failure which perhaps clouds our perception of how well a given strategy does or does not work.
The US Congress is unable to resolve disputes over conflicting legislation, resulting in the lack of healthy public policy which benefits human beings. The U.S. is unable to resolve its differences with the Russian Federation in Crimea. Science is pitted against belief. Our ideal solution in any given situation is constrained by expediency and short-sightedness. Almost every continuum of ethical choice contains extremists who almost casually advocate universal terminal velocity in support of personal opinion (whether evidenced-based, or not). When compromise is made impossible (when the cost of compromise outweighs the cost of digging in), dispute resolution becomes difficult and in some cases downright dangerous.
Strategies which maintain zero-sum outcomes will be more difficult to resolve than those which allow non-zero-sum outcomes. Strategies which focus on expanding the circle of benefit of all involved provide more room for negotiators to maneuver within the constraints of their stated positions. Strategies which allow for continued communication/dialogue between opposing parties during a dispute create a dispute milieu within which the possibility of misunderstanding and decision-making based on obsolete data or incorrect/outdated assumptions or estimations is reduced.
Alternative dispute resolution strategies are important because they allow one to approach the cost-benefit analysis of compromise from different perspectives, thereby altering the decision calculus.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com December 24, 2021, 11:30 pm ad1c9bdddf>