The market for mediation in litigated cases demands practices that undermine self-determination. The latest blog post at the Institute for the Study of Transformation enumerates that factor and 4 others that make it hard for mediators to remain true to mediations ideal. You can read it here.
Transformative mediation offers benefits beyond resolving the dispute. It brings with it a change in the interaction between the parties that makes for improved work environments. You can read about Ohio's new program here.