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09/10/2018 By: Alison Bull
It’s incredibly helpful to know what someone’s communication style is. And here at Mills & Reeve that’s exactly what we can help identify using an online questionnaire called iMA.
iMA is based on the observation and understanding of the differences between people, then learning or adapting our own behaviour to connect with an individual on their wavelength. When this happens communication, trust, understanding and co-operation go up, and stress and tension go down. Better communication can help out sort disputes, build better relationships, help you to get on with people and make mediation much more effective and efficient.
So, how does it work? You (and your ex) answer 10 multiple choice questions which are used to identify your natural communication style under stress. You will be one of the following:
In mediation, your mediator can then use that information to adapt their communication with both you and your ex, and use that information to help you communicate with each other. For example:
Finding out about how others (and how we) communicate when under stress gives our mediators another tool to:
Interested in finding out more about iMA and how it can be used to help you in mediation? Speak to Alison Bull or watch her here! And look out for further blogs from the team during National Mediation Awareness Week (8-11 October 2018) both here and on www.cohabitation-law.co.uk explaining what mediation is and the ways in which it could help your family.