Yes, with the title I deserve to be writing headlines for the NY Post, and no, I am not lying I'm just referring to the President of India. People on the Greater New York area dispute resolution community listserv recently had a great discussion on the media's lack of knowledge between the difference of mediation and arbitration.
Referring to his own experiences, Mukherjee said that many of the disputes were rooted in communication gaps and were ego-centric. He said that confidentiality and sensitive handling were important to mediation.
"It is my experience that most disputes become difficult to resolve due to either miscommunication or egoism of the individuals involved", Mukherjee said, adding: "Effective communication combined with sensitivity to the concerns of individuals concerned makes resolution of most disputes possible."
Having said this, Mukherjee, a mediator, said: "At the very basic level, all that is required is an informal and confidential process and third party assistance that can help negotiate and amicably resolve matters in the common interest."
"It is not about cutting the pie, but making all feel victorious in the process", Mukherjee said.