By Matt Heckel
The tragic shooting that killed two Virginia journalists during a news broadcast Wednesday morning is shining a light on the problem of workplace violence.
Aug 28 2015
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Aug 27 2015
ss shooters in America disproportionately target workplaces and schools, while shooters outside the U.S. largely attack military facilities, a new study finds. The study’s author attributes the discrepancy to a distinctly “American strain” that causes this country’s mass shooters to interpret the everyday stresses of professional and educational environments in the U.S. as equivalent to the life-and-death conflicts of combat zones.
“The strains you experience can be shaped by your culture, but also shaped by your own mind and a complete lack of perspective,” Adam Lankford, study author and professor at the University of Alabama, tells The Trace. “Even when these mass shooters end up killing random strangers, these victims typically represent the social systems that the offenders believe mistreated them in unforgivable ways.”
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Aug 26 2015
Following the sentencing of a patient at a Charlottetown mental-health hospital for assaulting a worker, the union representing the facility’s staff has met with the hospital administration regarding violence against employees.
The patient, a 21-year-old woman, was sentenced to two months of jail time for the attack on Aug. 18. This was the second time this year that she had been sentenced to prison time for assaulting staff while undergoing treatment at Hillsborough Hospital.
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Aug 24 2015
By Laura Stack
Few things kill productivity faster than a toxic teammate — someone so awful they poison the workplace environment.
You can work around or repair a lack of resources, poor training, terrible leadership, an uncertain future, shoddy work processes, even micromanaging; however, toxic workers destroy from the inside out. Like a cancer, their dissatisfaction and distrust eventually metastasize to others, leading to a sick team that nothing short of radical surgery can save.
A bad attitude is contagious and spreads quickly.
Unfortunately, team-wreckers aren’t always obvious. Gossips, saboteurs, and unhappy loudmouths usually make themselves known quickly, so leadership can deal with them directly before things go too far. But the disengaged — those who don’t care about their jobs — clog up the workflow process because they miss deadlines, miss work often, arrive late, and refuse to pitch in during crunch periods.
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