One of the most challenging aspects of “Workplace Aggression and Violence” is that we know the outcomes and we know the usual root causes but how do we determine the link between these causes and their ultimate expressions of violence?
Typical outcomes of aggressive and/or violent behavior are: Bullying, Verbal Abuse, Discrimination, Lost Productivity (lost Teamwork, Leadership and Loyalty), Violence, Militancy and Terrorism. These maladies can and do occur in workplaces, campuses, schools, religious places and domestic settings (like malls and movie theaters). The root causes are often seen as: Religious Fervor, Political Extremism, Mental Illness, Criminal Intent, Workplace Issues, Traumatic Experiences and Domestic Concerns. But what is the link between these root causes and their malicious outcomes?
Based upon years of research and seminal studies the answer has been determined to be “emerging aggressive behavior;” not just “aggressive behavior” but “emerging aggressive behavior.” The U.S. Secret Service & U.S. Dept. of Education’s Safe School Initiative Study declared that “An inquiry should focus instead on the student’s behaviors and communication to determine if the student appears to be planning or preparing for an attack. The ultimate question to answer …. is whether a student is on a path to a violent attack, and if so, to determine how fast they are moving and where intervention may be possible” More clearly stated, the only effective means to get out in front of a violent incident with the potential of preventing it, is to identify someone on “the path to violence.” This is what our Meter of Emerging Aggression accomplishes; an objective, cogent and concise illustration of “the path to violence!” For more we suggestion this link, www.AggressionManagement.com/movie/