Mediation As A Conflict Resolution Tool In The Community

Conflicts are part of human interaction. As such, people need reliable and effective conflict resolution mechanisms to maintain order and ensure they live in harmony. Most people often resolve their disputes legally because they assume that it is the best way to solve conflicts. However, the legal system adopts a more adversarial approach, thus affecting people's relationships and leading to extreme or unfair outcomes. Most communities use other conflict resolution mechanisms, such as community mediation, to achieve acceptable outcomes in a friendly manner.