December 9, 2015
Case Study 12.1
Rambo Goes Violent
Violence in the workplace can happen in any type of work environment with any type of employees. Some violence indicators an employee might display violent or destructive due to different levels of stress that are having. They can show signs of stress by any changes in a person’s behavior patterns, and increase in destructive behavior at the workplace, outburst and emotional phases, cursing, becoming isolated and blaming other employees. Another ...view middle of the document...
Some actions management can take to help prevent workplace violence is to state that the company maintains a zero tolerance policy for violent or aggressive behaviors in the workplace. If there are any violent behaviors noticed by anyone in the organization, inform the worker experiencing the violence on the company’s procedure that they should follow. Another way you can help prevent this is by having the policy in the employee’s handbook so they have access to the information about what to do and who they need to inform. For my current job, we have trainings quarterly on how to deal with different violent situations that could happen on the job.
Employees can protect themselves against workplace violence by learning how to recognize another employer who may be more violent or aggressive. When you are able to recognize a situation, you should avoid it as much as possible. Attending training that could be provided by your organization should be required so you are able to diffuse the potential violent situation. If there are any incidents, immediately report it in writing and to contact your supervisor.