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The latest workplace violence and conflict management blog posts from Maybo.

For more news and comment on workplace violence have a look at Maybo's online newspaper, Workplace Violence Matters.

 

 

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Dec 15, 2016

HOLIDAY SPIRIT

It’s that time of year again when the temperatures drop and its simply hard to stay warm. It’s also the time of year we see holiday shoppers, bell ringers and people busy spreading...

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Oct 21, 2016

Always Having To Be Right

Ever know that person who always has to be right? It doesn’t matter the situation, they have to show off how smart they are and will argue because they know they are correct. They don’t...

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Oct 5, 2016

The Hardest Number is One

I remember seeing a Peanuts comic strip where Charlie Brown’s friend Linus confessed to his sister Lucy that when he grew up he wanted to be a doctor. Lucy replied back saying, “You, a...

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Sep 13, 2016

KNOWN VS. UNKNOWN

Conflicts within an organization can be difficult to work through to achieve healthy outcomes. This can be brought about through unclear expectations, poor communication, zero accountability, lack...

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Sep 7, 2016

KINDNESS AND COMPASSION

Zig Ziglar tells the story of an old man waiting to cross the river in northern Virginia years ago on a bitter, cold evening. The wait seemed forever and his body started to become numb from the...

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Sep 1, 2016

ANGER AND ATTITUDE

I have been around challenging behaviors and conflict management as a paid professional for almost thirty years now. I have many success stories but also several failures to hold up as reminders of...

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Aug 29, 2016

Free Ice Water

In 1931 a pharmacist and his wife wanted to pursue their dreams of opening a drug store in a town that had a Catholic church, a good school and had a doctor. So Ted and Dorothy Hustead set out and...

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Aug 26, 2016

Resolution for Today

Do you realize there are only 19 Fridays until Christmas and 20 left for the whole year? Soon people will start their end of the year reflections. Many are finishing up summer breaks, family...

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Apr 8, 2016

Conflict Before Takeoff

So another travel inspired blog this week. I was reading about a situation where a large passenger was requested to leave a flight due to his size and complaints from the passengers seated along...

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Mar 25, 2016

Security at Political Events - Time for a Step Forward

Reading and hearing recently on TV and other media about the alleged man handling of people attending political events and subsequent offer by political candidate’s to cover any legal bills...

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Mar 11, 2016

Keeping Things Honest

Being a frequent traveller I have come to accept that travel does not always run smooth and flights can be cancelled, delayed and this is a frustration you just have to accept. One would imagine...

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Feb 26, 2016

Keeping Our Response Professional

In some of the latest news on Donald Trump’s campaign to win the Republican nomination to stand as Presidential Candidate issues of violence and use of force have arisen. Aside for his well...

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Feb 12, 2016

Safety At Work, What if Questions.......

Anyone who has experience in the training of staff or employees on workplace safety issues will be more than the familiar with the ‘What If….” question. The questions usually...

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Jan 29, 2016

New Lone Workers

It has been interesting to read this week about the fallout from the Miami doctor who used verbal and physical aggression to an Uber driver and their car over a confusion regarding the pickup in...

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Jan 15, 2016

TSA Officers - Support vs Enforcement

I travelled this week through a couple of airport security screening areas and got to observe the ritual combat that some travellers seem to think is ok to dish out to the TSA Officers. It...

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Jan 1, 2016

Looking Forward 2016

Happy New Year 2016, is everywhere along with reviews of the past year and hopes for the future year. Certainly 2015 has been a year of significant conflict within local neighborhood’s,...

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Dec 17, 2015

Does the hunt for a bargain change behavior?

As we sit in the period following Black Friday and ahead of the Xmas and New Year holiday sales I have definitely noticed an increase in reports of violence against staff and other shoppers in the...

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Dec 4, 2015

Practice & Drills

In these days of workplace violence and shootings many companies and organizations have rightly instituted ‘active shooter’ policies and emergency preparedness plans. While this is a...

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Nov 20, 2015

Lone Workers - Why are we waiting?

A colleague of mine is going through the process of purchasing a new home and his recent experience got us to talking about the process and vulnerabilty of lone workers in the real estate industy....

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Nov 6, 2015

Workplace Violence Protocols

Reading on the Government Executive website a headline that states "Defense Employees 'Safety Jeopardized' by lack of workplace violence protocols" one struggles not to see a certain irony....

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Jul 15, 2015

Lone Worker Protection

Patrick Dealtry writes about the four key considerations in the protection of Lone Workers. A notable feature at the recent Lone Worker Safety Conference at Olympia was the interest in training...

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May 7, 2015

Personal Safety - Your Responsibility

We often hear these days about ‘who is to blame’ for something going wrong or someone being hurt. It might be the fault of the Government who should pass a law about it, that person who...

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Mar 18, 2015

Risk Assessment - Asking the Right Questions

Some Health and safety policy and procedures are based on an assessment of risk, the impact of an accident and the likelihood of it occurring. This information is in turn based on a risk...

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Nov 13, 2014

Building the Alliance Between Security and Clinical Teams

Authors: William Fox and Simon Whitehorn (UK) In 2012 in the UK, Maybo and Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust (BSUH) started a joint initiative to reduce risks to staff and...

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Aug 4, 2014

Innovative Training Approaches to Conflict and Violence Reduction

Work related violence is a complex risk area due to its dynamic and often unpredictable nature. Risks are influenced by many variables including the role, activities performed, working environment...

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