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Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Clause
An Alternative Dispute Resolution is used to provide effective alternatives for disputes that may arise in a group. ADR allows a dispute to be dealt with effectively and is usually not costly. Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) clause can be used by a learning team to resolve disagreements among the learning team members; mediation and peer review are good ADR clause to resolve disagreements among team members. The group would need to assign a mediator who will help the team to agree on a solution and a peer reviewer to go over team members’ decision.
Disputes that may be subject to ADR include team members not contributing in team discussions or assisting with assignments. The failure of team member to see each other’s perspective is also a dispute that can arise within a group. The mediator for the team can assist the disputing team members to come to a mutually acceptable agreement. A mediator is not a miracle worker but is some who assist team members in making professional decisions and to deal with issues in a professional manner. The group mediator cannot impose a resolution or settlement upon team members but can only make suggestions by seeking to identify common objectives by re opening lines of communication.
In order for the ADR process to work effectively, all team members need to keep an open mind and be willing to accept feedback as a learning tool. The mediator and peer reviewer of a team will look at both pros and cons of each situation and base all decisions on facts. Feedback should also be given to the mediator and peer reviewer by the other team members, so they can improve their strengths and build on their weaknesses.
An Alternative Dispute Resolution clause can benefit a group because it allows disputes to be handle quickly allowing team members to focus on other important issues. A successful ADR usually help team members to build...