Your assignment is to prepare and submit a paper on anger and violence at the workplace. With a globalized world, this problem has also taken the multitude of large scale global problem. and as Paterson, Leadbetter, and Miller tells us “the global economy is now an undeniable reality built on the principle of free trade. However, the principle of untrammeled free trade which does not take into account either the environmental or human costs of production has been severely criticized. Corporate downsizing with increased pressures for productivity and the threat of redundancy has raised the threat of violence by disgruntled employees” (Paterson, Leadbetter, and Miller, 2004, 7). Rising propensities that indicate high levels of workplace violence and anger have become a matter of grave concern especially in places like Australia, Canada, pan-Europe, and America.
any kind of behavior that shows implications and has the potential to turn into a threat for the workers and the corporation, both (Folger, and Baron, 1996). Verbal abuse in workplace scenarios, that seemingly may not have any external manifestation, however often tend to leave deep psychological scars and a career setback, thus making it imperative that one should also include ‘verbal abuse’ as an important element within the definitions of ‘workplace violence’.
According to WHO workplace violence is “The intentional use of power, threatened or actual, against another person or against a group, in work-related circumstances, that either result in or has a high degree of likelihood of resulting in injury, death, psychological harm, maldevelopment, or deprivation” (WHO, 1995). Another relevant definition of workplace violence is given by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), which comes under the U.S. Department of Labor, “Workplace Violence is violence or the threat of violence against workers. It can occur at or outside the workplace and can range from threats and verbal abuse to physical assaults and homicide.