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1st Edition

Managing Violence in the Workplace

ISBN 9781574440331
Published May 3, 1996 by CRC Press
152 Pages

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Book Description

Managing Violence in the Workplace is a prescription that contains many lists of "do's" and "don'ts" and "how to's" for proactive and reactive responses to workplace violence. The authors have analyzed numerous incidents in the workplace and constructed "how to" guidelines. Be prepared for managing workplace violence. Develop procedures to reduce the potential for violence, create contingency plans, fulfill your legal and moral obligation to employees and the public, reduce your company's liability, and provide a safer environment for all.

Who can benefit from Managing Violence in the Workplace? Any organizational executive, risk manager, security, or human resource professional... anyone working to create a comprehensive, organizational program for response to potential and actual incidents of workplace violence.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Case Examples of Workplace Violence
Violence at Delco Remy
The Chelsea School System
The Standard Gravure Corporation
United States Postal Service
Chapter 2 Taxonomy of Workplace Violence
Categories of perpetrators
Chapter 3 Causes of Workplace Violence
Threat to job and person
Extended working hours and personality conflicts
Domestic turbulence and character disorders
Research on personality, mental health, behavior
Lack of dispute resolution skills
Stress and substance abuse
Chapter 4 Profiles Versus Behavioral Typologies
Typologies of violent people
Disorders and symptoms
Chapter 5 Factors Contributing to Workplace Violence
Theory "X" and "Y"
Employee performance appraisals
Halo, central tendency, and leniency/strictness effect
Chapter 6 Victims of Workplace Violence
Chapter 7 Strategies for Reducing Workplace Violence
Change interviewing, hiring procedures and testing
Drug screening
Layoff and termination procedures
Addressing personnel problems and discipline
Crisis management plan for violent events

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