Written by Robert D. Sollars
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Do you make New Year’s resolutions? If so, are there specific ways you like to write them out, or do you just file them away in your head and hope you remember? Do you have a special ritual you like to do before and/or after the new year? Everyone I know seems to have a different way to approach New Year’s resolutions. And, whatever works for each person, that’s great. It’s like setting goals … if you don’t know what you want your desired outcome to be, it’s a challenge to bring that goal into reality.
Unfortunately, the resolution after a few weeks becomes a fleeting thought drifting through the air floating in the fouled business ideas, personal goals, relationships, and many other things. They become forgotten and or ignored. This usually, according to some studies, occurs less than a month into the year…they don’t even last until February! Makes us kinda shallow for our well-being doesn’t it, or that we don’t value ourselves very well.
I’m going to give YOU a resolution that must be kept. It’s not for you in particular, but everyone you hold dear or work with…no matter how you feel about them. I’ve worked with people in the past too that I could’ve cared less what happened to them…unless gunfire erupted in the office, store, or plant.
The thing I’m talking about, you should already know. Preventing workplace & school violence (WPV/SV). Those two items can make or break your business for the entire year and possibly for the rest of its life…not to mention your life and the lives of people around you…which may not be too long after an incident and the litigation starts.
Then about yourself and the other people involved. Psychological trauma, life-altering injuries (think lack of mobility, hearing, sight, loss of limbs, and a myriad of other things), as well as death. DO YOU wish to witness a friend or co-worker with one of those ‘injuries’ for the rest of their life? Whether they be an employee or not isn’t the point.
Those things impact the entire organization, for-profit or not, every single day for potentially years. Want that hanging over YOUR head 5, 10, 15, or more years from now? A very heavy burden to shoulder as we get older.
The resolution I talked about in the headline? Training yourselves, employees, organization, and anyone else in avoiding an incident of WPV or SV. The headlines last for weeks about how YOU didn’t do enough to prevent these tragedies, just look at the headlines that lingered for weeks about the school shooting in Oxford MI. on a myriad of subjects.
Those accusations also will lead to litigation that will land YOU & THE ORGANIZATION in court and probably liable for millions of dollars in restitution, as well as psychological trauma and other items, for the victims. But can $$$$ really cover the hurt and trauma caused to a family or significant other because of this?
Call, or write, me to schedule an appointment to train your people, and yourself, in preventing these incidents and avoid the possibility of something occurring with the backing of a security professional with 40 years of experience behind him. We’re responsive, reasonable, and willing to work with you on price if need be. Don’t let a lack of financial resources to pay for an entire package impact your decision not to do this…the business, and lives of those you hold dear, maybe on the line!
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