Workplace Violence

As a leading authority on workplace violence, here we lend our expertise in workplace violence training and consulting.

Why would anyone attack my workplace?

We’re a good company. We like each other. Do we really need to be concerned? First of all, if you have a happy and healthy workplace, congratulations! That’s no small feat. Your upbeat environment probably makes the thought of someone showing up with a gun inconceivable. But this sentiment misunderstands the reality of on-the-job violence.

Don’t gamble with the risk of workplace violence.

Failure to prepare has much higher stakes than roulette. One of the most iconic quotes from the original “Star Wars” trilogy has to do with risk assessment. Really. C3-PO warns Han Solo that his flight through an asteroid field is likely to end in disaster. And that’s when Solo chimes in with “Never tell me

Interview: Vaughn Baker and Mark Warren discuss “Active Threat: Workplace 911”

Their new book equips businesses, schools and churches to prevent, prepare for and prevail over an active-shooter threat. Mark Warren, Sr. Vice President, and Vaughn Baker, President, of Strategos International, discuss their new book “Active Threat: Workplace 911.” The book is an expert guide to preventing, preparing for and prevailing over active shooters and other

Domestic violence leaves home: Is your workplace ready?

Private conflicts take wings and impact workplaces, churches and more. It may seem strange that a supervisor would need to be overly concerned about an employee’s home life. The unwritten rules of the workplace state that our domestic and professional lives are separate. Recurring headlines, however, illustrates that there is no clear separation between work,

Vaughn Baker: Watch out for these four “red flags” of workplace violence

Employers can avoid a crisis by becoming observant of their workers’ behavior. Workplace violence rarely springs out of nowhere. Strategos President Vaughn Baker describes four “red flag” behaviors that should get the attention of employers, educators and others with oversight over people who may become volatile. By learning to observe these behaviors, you can stop

Got Protesters? Handle With Care

Holster the donuts and suspend the arguments. Unless it’s violent, let this storm blow over. A well-known protest group recently made its rounds at churches in the Orlando area, spewing an all-too-common message of “hate thy neighbor.” In our hyper-politicized age, everything appears to be a cause for protest. And protesters are not generally known

The Strategos Security Minute: Warning Signs of Workplace Violence

It’s rare that someone “just snaps.” Learn what to look for so you can defuse the event before it happens. Whether in the workplace or the community, people who commit violent acts almost always display behaviors that indicate they are under stress. Vaughn Baker, president of Strategos International, explains some of the warning signs of

Workplace Violence: What Are the Odds?

In less than a minute, your office can go from a place of business to a crime scene. If you could do something, would you? If you’re a number cruncher, you may be tempted to take the government’s statistics and calculate the odds of an attack on your workplace. If you did, you’d probably conclude