Heading Into A New Year

The fall of 2011 seemed hectic and at times fractitious. It is as though the strains of the economy and other unresolved problems were definitely making themselves felt both in healthcare and other workplaces. In my experience, mediation, and facilitation again assisted battle weary groups in very helpful ways. So here is my New Years message to you: Mediators, continue to believe that what we do is of real value and worthy of our concerted efforts; to those suffering through conflicts or facing difficult changes, take heart and please don't shortchange yourselves or your organization. Find out how a mediator/facilitator can contribute to improving your situation. Best wishes that you and our world will enjoy a hopeful, productive, and peaceful New Year in 2012!

Jeanne Franklin