OvalOptions is a conflict management consulting organization dedicated to helping individuals, families, and businesses find the most efficient and cost-effective means for dealing with disputes through the Denver, CO area.
Behind The Name
The majority of research in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) revolves around academic study and theories. These theories suggest that people should always sit at a round table — both literally and figuratively. They suggest that all decision makers should be present at meetings and that power and other factors should be balanced evenly among all participants in the process. You’ll even find that our competition often refers to “round-table solutions.”
While this is something to strive for, we recognize that each conflict is unique and may require some tweaking of established norms–or theories. After all, King Arthur’s round table had its problems. It is our job to work with the situation and help our clients find the most realistic and appropriate resources. With these factors in mind, we chose an Oval to represent our company and the processes we use to more accurately display the imperfections of the world in which we work.
And Options are what we offer our clients. We offer more than one type of service, such as mediation, through a whole spectrum of services. Consumers don’t often research our services before they find themselves in conflict, and when you’re in conflict, you may find it difficult to take the time to consider your options. We take pride in our understanding of the field and our ability to educate prospective clients on our products, as well as when other options, such as the legal system, might be most appropriate. We will explain your options and allow you to make a more informed decision about what is right for you in your situation.
Why Choose OvalOptions
Everyone at some point in their business or family life is confronted with the challenge of conflict, from contractual disagreements with a vendor to a personal difficulty between you and your parents. When we work together in a “round table” setting, the practitioners of OvalOptions create an environment where everyone has the opportunity to speak and address their concerns. Everyone is heard.
So, what is conflict? To many, it’s a bad word. It describes a situation that has become frustrating, embarrassing and tense. Disagreement, dispute, misunderstanding…these are all conflicts, just gentler words. We see conflict as an opportunity. Without conflict between your car’s tires and the road, you slide into a ditch or a tree. The conflict (friction) is controlled by the tires’ treads, the power steering and you. This managed conflict allows you to move–fast–and accomplish many things: going to work, buying groceries, attending school, etc. We feel that most every conflict is manageable, although it may not seem at all obvious to those involved. Our services are designed to understand the conflict, or dispute, at its core so that we may help develop and apply genuine solutions to manage that conflict and take advantage of whatever opportunity it presents.