The diversity of conflict situations necessitates varied avenues that can accommodate interests, rights and power based pathways to resolution. However it is imperative to use conflict resolution methods that facilitate an understanding and bridging of interests and collaborative problem solving to prevent entrenched positions that lead to costly and time consuming pathways to resolution.
It is becoming increasingly more prevalent for people in conflict situations to avoid litigation so they can remain in control of the outcomes and pathway to resolution. Thus parties do not have to relinquish their power over to the judicial process and the resolution is not governed by rules but needs which leads to high levels of satisfaction. Which in turn leads to high levels of empowerment and ownership over the self-imposed outcomes and solutions rather than a win/lose imposed judgement.