Mediation is an effective, collaborative, conflict resolution method that, although informal and voluntary, still requires the agreement and commitment to the process from both parties. HR professionals can use mediation as a tool to promote more effective communications and understanding among employees in the workplace. As the mediator, the HR professional can facilitate the process, keep the lines of communication open, and assist the parties with arriving at a mutually satisfying solution to a workplace disagreement or dispute. Day 3 Post by Day 3 a cohesive and scholarly response based on and supported by your required readings and research this week that addresses the following: Explain when HR professionals might use mediation in the workplace. Include at least one example. Discuss how mediation differs from negotiation as an approach for resolving conflict. As an HR professional, describe challenges you might face related to using mediation and/or negotiation in the workplace.