Is your relationship becoming worse with each interaction? Do you want to avoid long and expensive litigation?
Mediation and other conflict resolution processes can stop conflicts from escalating and help resolve issues in a constructive way. We help involved parties to explore the issues, re-build relationships and reach agreement. Isn't it better to take control of your own dispute and try and resolve your differences yourself than take your chances in the courtroom?
We have a wide cross section of clientele; from NGOs, civil society groups to businesses, communities and governments. Meta‑Culture helps improve relationships in and across all these areas.
In fact, Multi-stakeholder consensus building is one of our key strengths. READ MORE
If you're in the thick of a conflict that's not getting any better, you have two choices:
- Hope and pray it gets resolved, somehow
- Take control over it.
The cost of professional assistance is far less than that of allowing the issue to escalate.
Putting Ourselves in Their Shoes depicts the challenges faced by a Peruvian community due to a mining project in their midst. The video documents the role of non-governmental actors in helping parties learn to engage with each other, and tracks the development and maturation of the relationships between stakeholders over several years. Putting Ourselves in Their Shoes was produced by the Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative at The Harvard Kennedy School. READ MORE
Following severe violence in the Niger River Delta, Chevron withdrew in 2003. The Only Government We See describes the need for, and implementation of dialogue structures between Chevron and surrounding communities that facilitated Chevron's successful return. The video depicts the role of NGOs, community leaders and Chevron in the restructuring of relationships between stakeholders. The Only Government We See was produced by the Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative at The Harvard Kennedy School. READ MORE
The problem with conventional grievance mechanisms (ie. approaching the boss, the family elder or the best friend to help solve a dispute) is that you are counting on the wisdom and neutrality of others. Moreover it is escalatory, investigative and slow to produce results. Most depressingly, it destroys existing relationships.
We have a radical idea- put in place effective systems that can enable disputants to resolve the issues themselves, with some facilitative help from third parties. READ MORE