Workplace Violence Prevention-
Full Spectrum Advisors
To be your preferred source of Workplace Violence Prevention Solutions!
We have an intense desire to help our clients create violence-free workplaces. One where people can be their best while the organization stops wasting time and money. In dialog with our clients, we listen and learn together about opportunities where our holistic, cost effective and team approach is tailored to meet your specific needs. We will help revitalize your culture, strengthen leadership and operational skills, while improving earnings and building sustainable solutions.
We are a collaborative, multi-disciplined team of professionals who have synchronized all our efforts on the prevention of workplace violence.
We typically speak with organizations that might be frustrated with recurring workplace abuse and violence incidents - ranging from incivilities, to bullying, to harassment to physical assaults.
There are also firms, some who have not experienced any incidents, yet are fearful one may occur. One which could damage the Brand, negatively impact the bottom line, or create unnecessary legal ramifications. Some organizations may not be sure if their current or non-existent workplace violence prevention program is effective enough- whether their threats are from the inside or the outside.
That is where we provide most value, by helping organizations uncover areas of opportunity - thus reducing the risk of Workplace Violence.
A proven Security Practitioner: Combined 35 years of Military, Public and Private comprehensive security and demonstrated expertise; well-rounded, security solutions professional with a diverse set of proven skills in Federal law enforcement, security, and public safety. Possesses a strong operational background and holds a deep knowledge across multiple security disciplines and has recognized experience in working within several functional areas within the security industry.
A Human Resource Management Professional--Comprehensive 34 years of leadership experience in large manufacturing organizations including Human Relations, Labor, Training & Development and Safety-Health-Environmental Services; Adept at communicating and dealing with people/Principle-based Leadership. A two-time Best-selling author; Adept at Cultural Assessments and Organizational Problem Solving/Effectiveness.
A Leadership expert, including Safety, Operations and Process, 35 years’ experience in research and manufacturing in DuPont. 22 years of leadership and safety consulting—globally; Is a two Amazon best-sellers; Uses proven, unique processes to help leaders to quickly shift their organizational cultures; Speaker and Workshop leader, facilitator. Expert in the use of Complexity tools, Partner-centered Leadership and Organizational Change.
Excitedly, we coach and empower leaders to build their impact, increase trust and interdependence and help people to be the best they can be. Clearly setting direction and maintaining standards, insisting on high levels of integrity and on people being respectful, eliminating harassment and bullying are important roles. We teach Leaders to use Partner-Centered Leadership to achieve high levels of engagement.
If workplace conflict is taking a toll on you, please take note of this: Culture is a set of living relationships working toward a shared goal. It is not something you are, it is something you do...it is how you interact with others, relate to others, connect to others, communicate with others in the workplace. And it extends from being healthy to being hostile. It doesn’t take long to do a cultural assessment--the results that emerge will quickly indicate which end of spectrum your organization is leaning: healthy, hostile, or somewhere in-between. What does your cultural barometer tell you?
There is a marked difference between compliance and achieving prevention of all forms of workplace violence--from incivilities, bullying, harassment, to vengeful behaviors up to and including negative perpetrators. Organizations might have a policy and have done some training and think they’re okay-- in compliance (on paper). What we know is that prevention of bad behaviors like harassment and bullying is also about affecting culture and leadership. We know that dysfunctional behaviors within a workplace increase if they are not checked---a continuum. We assess where your organization currently is, and offer the full range of Workplace Violence Prevention Programs, including Policy, culture, feedback, training and work-group dialog that addresses not only the law, but the people treatment necessary for healthy, respectful workplaces.
We coach leaders to build their impact, increase trust and interdependence and help people to be the best they can be.
We accomplish this by, clearly setting direction and maintaining standards, insisting on high levels of integrity and on people being respectful, eliminating harassment and bullying are important roles. We teach Leaders to use Partner-Centered Leadership to achieve high levels of engagement.
Leaders are searching for answers--they are seeking ways to have healthy (not hostile) workplace environments. We know that Leaders are responsible for ensuring that the workplace does NOT become a hostile workplace. OSHA law makes that clear. We know that a leader is not a “real” leader unless that leader is effective. Organizations that invest in effective manager training and hold their managers accountable, reap amazing rewards in the form of competitive advantage, employee engagement, cultural health, and reduced risk of workplace violence. Supervisors--at all levels--are key to thwarting the spectrum of Workplace Violence. Effective Leadership skills can be taught. When management is not doing an effective job, the workplace suffers. It doesn’t have to be that way!
We know that people are the number one asset within any organization. Since personal and facility security is an essential requirement, (Both morally & legally) for businesses, we help leaders identify vulnerabilities across the full spectrum of the business. For examples: Strengthen physical security measures, (access control, visitor management systems), to understanding where in your workplace you are most vulnerable, and then help formulate a plan to mitigate or eliminate risk in the workplace. Protecting people and securing assets is our goal here!
By helping employees understand their individual responsibilities which can help contribute to overall safety and security in their workplace, we find this critical to our holistic approach to safety and security awareness.
All organizations know that one of the keys to their success is safe operations; that is, ensuring that their People go home at the end of their shift in one piece---having their eyes, ears, limbs, and life intact. Safety is an aspect of culture---how it is led, enforced, taught, reinforced, expected--both in the safe performance of tasks, and in the safe conditions of the environment. We at Nagele, Knowles & Associates, understand the importance of Safety in the workplace, having decades of experience in this arena, including Occupational safety, Occupational Health & Safety, and Process Safety, including chemical safety. Effective leaders do not ignore safety, if they care about their people. We help to strengthen occupational safety, occupational health and process safety. Tools to improve employee involvement and engagement are introduced. The importance of the open flow of information will be emphasized.
All these activities are covered by OSHA rules and regulations as well as many State regulations as well.
We also help to identify the appropriate level of staffing by trained safety professionals.
How would you like to be treated by your peers and managers?
When it comes to
training on Prevention of Workplace Violence, and reducing the risk of bad behaviors within your workplace, this becomes a key question and the answers translate to your company values, in turn the need to reduce the gap of what an
organization says they want their culture to be like, and what it actually is. We have the broad-based Training & Development skills, to cover not only the required laws, developed Policy, but the entire line organization roll-out and communications.
Dr. Richard Knowles, PhD recent Podcast interview with CUTV News Radio
Claire is an in-demand speaker and has appeared on radio/TV/blog-talk as an authority on Leadership. Here Claire shares her expertise in Human Resources and the huge responsibilities associated within this field.
Richard sharing his expertise on Safety and Leadership!