Workplace environment workplace_violence_ingredients_for_disaster

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Workplace environment workplace_violence_ingredients_for_disaster

  1. 1. Workplace Violence:Ingredients for Disaster
  2. 2. Jim Merrill
  3. 3. Workplace ViolenceImages of violence permeate our dailylives through TV, media, films andvideo games.
  4. 4. Workplace ViolencePeople have become accustomed toviolence and the tolerance level is veryhigh.
  5. 5. Copycat MentalityThe copycat mentality allows peoplewith violent tendencies to copy theviolence they see in the media.
  6. 6. Mental IllnessMental illness is a core ingredient inviolent events.
  7. 7. Mental IllnessMost mentally ill people aren’tdangerous, but a small percentage canbe if they aren’t under treatment.
  8. 8. Low Coping SkillsPeople with low or no coping skillsdon’t have the ability to deal withnegative events and may becomeviolent.
  9. 9. Workplace ViolenceOrganizations that are unable orineffective in dealing with troubledindividuals play a part in workplaceviolence.
  10. 10. Workplace ViolenceCompanies need to put in placepolicies, procedures and training foremployees and managers to identifywarning signs of potential violence.
  11. 11. Workplace ViolenceCompanies need to have a criticalincident team in place so when aconcern occurs, there are experts whocan help work out the problem.
  12. 12. Workplace Violence:Ingredients for Disaster

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