It is also important that employees understand that they play an active role in prevention. Education and awareness are critical. The daily interactions of co-workers weigh heavily on the ability to identify potential issues before they become disasters. But your employees must be aware of the warning signs, recognize the myths that could land an organization in trouble, and know where to go for help.
Editor’s Note: This article is condensed and excerpted from Bill Whitmore’s book, Potential: Workplace Violence Prevention and Your Organizational Success -- www.potentialthebook.com.