An unprecedented wave of workplace
violence is sweeping the nation. Small day-trading firms, large
high-tech corporations, schools, airlines, religious institutions,
factories, post offices ... no organization can afford to look the other
Despite the growing phenomenon of physical and verbal violence in the
workplace, companies large and small are clinging to two prevailing
"It can't happen here!"
"It can't be prevented!"
We refer to Myth #1 as the "Ostrich
Syndrome". Executives must be 'burying their heads in the sand' if
they fail to see the potential for violence in their organizations.
Across the nation, thousands of violent incidents, ranging from verbal
assaults to physical attacks, occur every day - including in their own
workplaces. Unfortunately, most incidents are never reported - further
propagating Myth #1.
epidemic of anger and violence during the past few years has
demonstrated anything, it is that it can strike...at any time, in any
community, in any workplace.
That's the bad news. The good news becomes revealed when Myth #2
is exposed. You see, workplace violence can be prevented. In fact, in at
least 85 percent of incidents, there are clear warning signs!
So take a few
moments to look through the information provided here, and before you
leave, make the commitment to call us for a confidential discussion of
your organization and your insights. We're here to assist you and
keep your organization safe and profitable. Give your management
team and employees the tools and incentives to fight against the
internal and external assaults that threaten to destroy everything
you've worked for.