The introduction of Zoom and virtual platforms into the world of mediation has revolutionized the process, enhancing efficiency, and injecting newfound accessibility into the resolution of conflicts. Below, we dive into an exploration of 100 unique reasons why this digital approach often exceeds traditional in-person mediations.
1. Geographical Flexibility
Parties can attend a mediation from any location, removing geographical constraints. A litigant in Australia can connect with an arbitrator in the United States, for instance, something unimaginable before digital mediation.
2. Reduced Travel Expenses
Zoom and virtual mediations eliminate the cost of travel. For instance, the party no longer needs to shell out for airfare, hotels, or meals, saving thousands of dollars.
The comfort of your own home or office makes the mediation process more convenient. Imagine negotiating a case in your loungewear, sitting on your favorite couch!