Mediation Advent Calendar – 1st to 7th December

Scott McIver Blog

This December, we’ve been counting down the days until Christmas with our own unique take on the traditional Advent Calendar.

Every day, we’ve been posting the developments of a classic workplace dispute on our social media channels so that you can follow every single step, from initial fall-out to resolution, including the full mediation process.

Set in the accounting department of an unnamed organisation, follow Heather and Siobhan’s as they begin to repair their working relationship!

Here’s the recap for December’s first week of conflict…

(1/25) Heather and Siobhan both work in an accounting department and, whilst they’re both very competent, they don’t always get along.

Siobhan thinks that Heather can be grumpy and bossy, whilst Heather thinks that Siobhan can be noisy and disorganised…

 

(2/25) Approaching the end of the year, the relationship between Heather and Siobhan has deteriorated.

An email organising the unofficial Christmas night out has been sent out by Siobhan…

And Heather was left out!

 

(3/25) After finding out that she was excluded from the festive plans, Heather confronts Siobhan the next day, who claims that it was a genuine mistake.

Heather is eventually invited but isn’t convinced by Siobhan’s explanation…

 

(4/25) Despite the invite misunderstanding, the Christmas party is going great – drinks are flowing, music is playing, and everyone is dancing!

That is until Heather and Siobhan cross paths at the bar, with one or two snide comments being exchanged…

 

(5/25) Following the drama at the Christmas party, Facebook is rife with gossip!

Factions have begun to form too. Several people think that Heather was incredibly rude, whilst others believe that Siobhan was the one to instigate the argument…

 

(6/25) After doing the rounds on social media, Heather and Siobhan’s disagreement reaches breaking point at work the next day!

And, after much shouting, Heather storms off to see their manager, James…

“I can’t take this anymore!”, she exclaims!

 

(7/25) After talking to both Heather and Siobhan, James realises that this dispute is not just going to go away.

And, knowing that their morale and productivity has already suffered, he decides that he has to take action sooner rather than later…

Find out what happens in the rest of the story and keep up-to-date by following our social media channels on Twitter and Facebook!

Or stay tuned for next week’s recap right here!