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Handling the threat of organisational violence: an OD approach in a government agency

Jeanne D. Maes (Department of Management, Mitchell College of Business, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL 36688, USA)
Marjorie L. Icenogle (Department of Management, Mitchell College of Business, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL 36688, USA)
Robert A. Shearer (Department of Management, Mitchell College of Business, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL 36688, USA)
Christopher M. Fowler (Assistant District Director, Los Angeles District, U.S. Dept. of Justice, Immigration & Naturalisation Service)

Equal Opportunities International

ISSN: 0261-0159

Article publication date: 1 August 2000

Abstract

Considers the recent increase of violence in the workplace, citing specific situations. Outlines the impact on the workplace in relation to areas such as morale, productivity, communication and responsibility. Covers the legal obligations and responsibilities of employers before profiling a case study of a government department. Provides details of the assessment and the findings together with recommendations for future improvement.

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Maes, J.D., Icenogle, M.L., Shearer, R.A. and Fowler, C.M. (2000), "Handling the threat of organisational violence: an OD approach in a government agency", Equal Opportunities International, Vol. 19 No. 5, pp. 14-22. https://doi.org/10.1108/02610150010786148

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