As an author, I’ve had to make an art out of studying things patiently. Whether it’s for public speaking, business consultation, software security, or anything else I find myself doing, I try to know what will be needed.
In my study of business security I met a man who literally defines the “immediate action mindset” when it comes to resolving technical, tactical, and interpersonal security related concerns. His business is security consultation as a workplace violence prevention specialist.
He is the master of his particular craft.
The needs of most businesses for a reliable set of forward thinking measures to prevent the worst case scenario is sadly lacking. Outdated and outmoded security guidebooks from early corporate drawing boards do little or nothing to prevent an angry individual or group from causing massive panic, injury, loss of property, even loss of life.
In the mind of a manager there may be solutions that pass by as novelty thinking. Often the security problems we ponder almost fancifully become a regret later if something tragic happens.
Our nation faces violence in the workplace on a not only regular basis but at an alarmingly increasing rate. As many as 60% of businesses will face retaliation of some kind from an angry worker, nearly as many from an angry customer. Sadly in nearly every case the preparations made for the worst of these situations will be inadequate.
As I listen to Felix speaking about the statistics I see the concern and recognize it’s rooted in the immediate reality. He knows that somewhere even now something preventable is unfolding.
With the urgency the situation calls for, we in fact can recognize the need to pay closer attention to the reality of it. The people we work with could be in statistical danger through no fault of their own.
Between the loss of opportunity, and the loss of property, I can envision why some people could almost dismiss the danger. The truth is that while the loss of life is the scariest scenario, is it really the biggest concern these businesses face? I’ll have to ask Felix.
Too many things can go wrong for us to not at least address the possibilities. I’m glad I have this resource to confer with.
Give him a call and see what I mean, mention AlwaysInTao.com and he’ll know you saw this article.
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