How much is this going to cost me? How much time is it going to take? Is it worth it? Consumers have become very careful with their money and with the level of quality they receive in return. Those seeking mediation are no different; cost is often a very important consideration, as is the investment in time and energy. The good news is that mediation is affordable, and conflicts can be settled relatively quickly – usually just a few hours.
We could all use a reality check once in a while. When we pick up a box of cookies instead of a bag of carrots; when we choose to lounge on the couch in our sweats instead of exercising; when we decide it’s a good idea to grow out our sideburns. Whatever it is, sometimes, we just need someone to step in and say, “Hey, what are you doing?”
You are the CEO of an aviation company, and you have a budget of $10 million with which to develop a plane that is not detectable by radar. After spending months, and $9 million, your competitor announces they’ve scooped you and made the plane. Not only did it cost less, but it performs better. Now, what do you do? Do you use the remaining $1 million to finish the project and release an inferior plane, or do you cut your losses and reinvest somewhere else?