Is mediation the same as negotiation?
In the case of Alternative Dispute Resolutions before litigation, is mediation and negotiation the same thing?
- prnigelLv 51 decade agoFavorite Answer
Unless I'm mistaken, Negotiation is when the parties concerned are speaking directly to each other, and Mediation is when "both" parties concerned are speaking to a third party to help deal with differences of opinion or points of "extreme disagreement". I would say that no, they are not the same thing.
- 1 decade ago
Almost, mediation is with a third, non-concerned party to mediate the negotiation. Negotiation can be done without a third party.