Where Credit is Due (A Co-Worker Dispute)
1, Number 3, Aug/Sept 2000
Mediation Roleplay #3
issue of the REPORT
features a role-play for use in campus mediation training
or inservice sessions.
Two graduate student employees in the
Research and Planning Office are now avoiding each other
after a heated interchange in the break room about a week
ago. Their responsibilities in the department often require
them to work together on projects. Until recently, things
seem to have gone smoothly. The current conflict involves
concerns about who gets credit for work that gets done
as a team.
Diane feels that John, her coworker, has been taking
undue credit for work she contributed to. John feels
the break room incident was an unfair attack on him,
and he has been avoiding contact with Diane since then.
Diane, at the advice of her supervisor, has approached
the mediation center, asking for some support to resolve
the issue. While reluctant, John has agreed to try mediation.
project of Campus Conflict Resolution
Supported by a FIPSE grant from the US Department of Education
and seed money from the Hewlett Foundation-funded CRInfo
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(Attn: Bill Warters)
Campus Conflict Resolution Resources Project
Department of Communication
585 Manoogian Hall
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI 48201.
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