One of the most effective ways to settle disputes and keep things moving forward is to retain Guardian Group, Inc. as a project neutral. An independent team, including a trained mediator, analyzes the facts and stated claims of each party. The team considers each party's point of view and informs both sides of the positives and negatives of their positions. Once all sides know where they stand, our team begins discussing how to arrive at a satisfactory, mutually beneficial outcome. Aside from being faster and less contentious, participants retain control over decision-making and settlement options are not forced upon either side. An additional advantage is project neutral costs are shared because both parties jointly retain our team. Clients recognize Guardian Group, Inc.'s value is in our command of both the technical skills to isolate the issues and the communication skills to diplomatically diffuse tensions.