Our core contributions turn on:
Training for bargaining, preparing the parties to apply proven processes and methodologies (spanning good faith bargaining, and the suite of bargaining models and techniques). Joint training for the representatives is what we normally recommend.
Preparing for bargaining, helping the parties decide their approach to a next round of negotiations. (See Preparation for Bargaining )
Facilitating bargaining, assisting the parties arrive at intelligent deals in an efficient and constructive way. (See out Think Tank page and also our Facilitating Enterprise Bargaining service)
Managing change for mutual gain
Workplace change and improvement, helping the parties engage with one another productively – often through consultative processes – to enhance business outcomes and improve the workplace environment for employers and employees alike.
Organisational change and issues resolution generally, for instance, helping a company's R & D department click with its marketing team, helping with an internal restructure, or problem-solving inter-personal matters.
Relationship-building, supporting the parties to identify ways to improve relationships in the workplace. (See Relationship-building)
Resolving individual issues
Getting to the bottom of interpersonal or individual issues hampering relations and results at the workplace.
Think about us if you need –
Coaching assistance in support of organisational change
Workplace relationship management and relationship-building
Facilitation of workplace change
Problem-solving and work process improvement
Joint union-management training in preparation for bargaining or consultations
Facilitation of bargaining
Mediation of disputes
Voluntary arbitration of disputes
Review and adaptation of consultative and negotiating structures
Drafting and settling of consultative committee constitutions and other labour-management charters
Consultative committee training
Workplace conflict analysis
Dispute system design
Investigations, fact- finding, inquiries into discrimination, bullying, harassment, performance and other workplace behaviours and issues — providing an impartial analysis and, if requested, proposing potential solutions
Stakeholder relations services outside the workplace