What’s your Corporate Culture?
I talked a bit last time about corporate culture before going on to the power of documentation. Well, this is the post on corporate culture. And like last time, you may be wondering how this fits into workplace violence (WPV) discussions.
One thing that can cause an increase of an incident of WPV is your corporate culture. And it can come from numerous sources because of it. Some of those may include; current or former employees, dissatisfied customers, and even domestic violence.
Yes there are certain companies that promote WPV by the way they conduct their day to day business. First there are many companies that believe that it ‘can’t happen here’ so they refuse to deal with the possibility and create an atmosphere of intolerance. Companies with communication problems between management, floor supervisors, and the line employees, the lines of communication are closed.
You have to look carefully at your corporate culture to ensure that you’re allowing any of the attitudes that foster WPV to invade and be pervasive within your business and company culture. And if it started as a sole proprietorship, then it may be a tad difficult for the owner to give up ‘absolute’ control over the business, but unfortunately they can’t operate it as ‘my way or the highway’ in the 21st century.
So now I’ve given you a couple of other things to worry about in preventing WPV. Are you ready to try and prevent it or at least recognize that it’s possible?
Robert D. Sollars is a recognized expert on workplace violence prevention and other security issues. With numerous interviews, blogs, articles, and 2 books he has proven himself in the security arena for more than 31 years, and 23 studying workplace violence issues.
His latest book ‘one is too Many: Recognizing & Preventing Workplace violence is available for numerous e-book formats. It helps all organizations to reduce their risk and limit their liability of an incident. And it does this by breaking the rules in several ways, as well as following conventional wisdom in others.
He utilizes his years of field knowledge to give real life examples of incidents pulled from both his own experiences and the news headlines. Contact him at 480-251-5197 or Visit his Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/Oneistoomany, Here you will see and read about other items related to WPV/SV as well as incidents you may not have heard or thought about.