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EN206 Monroe Week 5 Workplace Violence Outline Assignment Help

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This week you will prepare an outline for the recommendation report. The outline will help you to organize your thought process and material for the report. The outline requires a specific format, so please be sure to read the attached notes PRIOR to writing the outline.

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CLIMATE CHANGE & HUMAN BEHAVIOR 3 Sample Student Outline I. Introduction Thesis statement: Climate change and the devastating effects on the environment are a direct result of human behavior. II. Background A. Existing research finds that there is very strong evidence that the climate is changing, that these changes are driven primarily by human activity. (Baum, Haqq-Misra, & Karmosky, 2012, p. 404) B. We are facing rapid changes in the global climate, and these changes are attributable to human behavior. Humans produce this global impact through our use of natural resources, multiplied by the vast increase in population seen in the past 50 to 100 years. (Swim, Clayton, & Howard, 2011, p. 251) C. We must face the reality of climate change (“climate change is real”) and anthropogenic climate change (“climate change is caused by humans”). (Milfont, Milojev, Greaves, & Sibley, 2015, p. 17) III. Climate change is a global phenomenon. A. The global climate is rapidly changing. B. The effects of these changes are irreversible. IIII. Human beings are responsible for climate change. A. Human activities have resulted in damning consequences for climate change. B. Population growth and climate change. 1. Human beings have contributed to climate change by their alarming consumption of natural resources. CLIMATE CHANGE & HUMAN BEHAVIOR 3 2. The Astronomically increasing rates of the population of human beings will see even more natural resources being used. IV. Human beings and the need for efficiency. A. Industrialization and its impact on climate change. B. The actions of humans may be altering the global climate system via emissions of greenhouse gases is quite extraordinary. (Baum, Haqq-Misra, & Karmosky, 2012, p. 393) 1. The sources of greenhouse gas emissions 2. Effects of greenhouse gas emissions on climate change. 3. The dangers of burning fossil fuels. V. Environmental impacts of climate change are severe. A. Temperatures continue to rise at alarming rates B. Research indicates that observed temperature increases are human-driven. (Baum, Haqq-Misra, & Karmosky, 2012, p. 393) C. Evidence of changes in weather patterns due to climate change 1. Drought in California attributed to human induced climate change. (Cheng et al., 2016, p. 111) 2. Warm temperatures causes rapid melting of ice caps which mean rising sea levels. VI. Climate change is a pressing issue facing our planet and its inhabitants. (Swim et al, 2009) A. The human factor in causing climate change is undeniable. B. Human behavioral patterns have caused irreparable damage to the environment due to their contributions to climate change. CLIMATE CHANGE & HUMAN BEHAVIOR 3 VII. Conclusion The environmental effects of climate change results directly from human behavior. Human beings need to be more cognizant of the fact that due to their actions the planet and environment is suffering tremendously. The actions of human beings can mean destruction for the earth in years to come. Therefore, persons should be made aware of the consequences their actions have on the environment and seek to amend their behaviors. Little changes can prove to be helpful in the fight against climate change. VII. Recommendations (if applicable) Recommendation Paper Outline I. Letter of Transmittal (Memo) a. Authorization of report i. Senior Vice President Mason requested a report be prepared to ensure employee safety and maintains productivity after performance reviews. This concern stems from the recent current events entailing workplace violence. The potential employee reaction to upcoming personnel decisions may cause stress and may negatively or positively impact morale. In this report, I analyze the causes of workplace violence and solution that help to prevent incident. Form these solution, I offer recommendations to integrate these solutions into the corporate culture at Access Mortgage Company b. Reason for Report: i. Identify the common underlying causes of workplace violence. ii. Inform employees of how to recognize signs of impending danger. iii. Suggest recommendations to prevent potential workplace violence c. Restate title: i. “Understanding Workplace Violence and Proactive Prevention” d. Features of the Report i. Exploration of stress and the causes in the workplace ii. Understanding how low employee morale leads to workplace violence iii. Recommendations and procedure to de-escalate potential aggressive employee behavior iv. Policies and programs that help safeguard against violent incidents e. Closing i. I am available to further discuss the implications of this report and to begin a dialogue with those who may have more to contribute to this initiative. f. II. Acknowledgements i. The project was funded by the Access Mortgage Human Resources Department and the Security and Prevention Department. Access Mortgage Human Resources department provided internal research reports evaluating current policies and programs. Other resources and research was obtained through the Monroe College library Ebscohost Business Source Premier databases and the Google search engine. Information included in this report are from both scholarly journal articles, case studies, and government statistical data. Title Page a. Title: Understanding and Proactive Prevention of Workplace Violence b. Company: Access Mortgage Company c. Author: Shanne James (initials) d. Date: October 30, 20.. III. Table of Contents a. Letter of Transmittal b. Abstract c. Introduction d. Body e. Conclusions f. Recommendations g. References i. Define the Problem: What are the major factors causing of workplace violence? 1. What is Workplace Violence? a. Workplace violence is a broad definition that can encompass more than just violent behavior. It has been used to in association with many behaviors including terrorism, armed robbery, verbal threats, spreading gossip, theft, vandalism, and sexual harassment (Nueman & Baron , 1988) b. As defined on the Occupational Health and Safety Administration Website, “Workplace violence is any act or threat of physical violence, harassment, intimidation, or other threatening disruptive behavior that occurs at the work site. It ranges from threats and verbal abuse to physical assaults and even homicide. It can affect and involve employees, clients, customers and visitors.” (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 2014) 2. How is workplace violence committed? a. The stimulus that triggers this type of behavior usually starts out as seemingly ambiguous, unintentional, and thoughtless acts and turns into intentional and highly coercive behavior which can cause retaliation (Bhalerao & Kumar, 2015). b. There are three levels of causes of workplace aggression “ (1) the withholding of cooperation, spreading rumors or gossip, consistent arguing, belligerency, and the use of offensive language, (2) intense arguments with supervisors, coworkers, and customers, sabotage, verbal threats and feelings of persecution, and (3) frequent displays of intense anger resulting in recurrent suicidal threats, physical fights, destruction of property, use of weapons, and the commission of murder, rape, and/or arson. (Nueman & Baron , 1988) 3. Why is workplace violence occurring? a. Stress from work condition or performance requirements: general state laws defines significant deliberate stress to employees needs to be considered outrageous behavior by those outside the situation and result in severe emotional distress. “Victims of stress can experience multiple physical repercussions, including anxiety, depression, stomach ailments, nervous tremors, high blood pressure, insomnia, and ulcers, to name a few. They can miss work as a result of the physical symptoms or because of dread. Often, they seek counseling or psychological treatment (Zachary, 2014).” b. Low morale: “Situations that may cause some employees to become upset include … • Layoffs or downsizings • Discipline or termination • Failure to get a raise or promotion • Job insecurity • Poor relationships with supervisors or other employees • Poor communication” (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 2014) c. Inappropriate behavior between employees/employers: (Manilla, 2008) “Violence may breed in organizations with an authoritarian style of management and where there is a division between employees and managers. Other factors that may lead to violence include:• Inconsistencies in policies and decision making • Discouragement of creativity and new ideas • Negative environmental factors • No program in place to deal with violence By contrast, workplaces in which fair and consistent treatment of employees is the rule do not generally foster violence. These organizations have policies and procedures that promote respect in the workplace” (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 2014) d. Unheard concerns or complaints or lack of acknowledgement Inconsistencies in policies and decision making • Discouragement of creativity and new ideas • Negative environmental factors • No program in place to deal with violence (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 2014) 4. Who can perform workplace violence? a. Employee, Employer, Costumer/Client, Suspect/Stranger -“acts of violence by disgruntled co-workers, clients, customers, or patients; and domestic violence involving ex-spouses or family members.” (Manilla, 2008) -"Criminal" refers to when the perpetrator has no legitimate relationship to the business or its employees and is usually committing a crime in conjunction with the violence (e.g., robbery, shoplifting, or trespassing). (Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, 2015) ii. What is the solution: How can we reduce the likelihood of workplace violence? 1. Manager and employee training program to recognize signs of violent employees: “To assist in solving problems, you must also develop your own conflict resolution skills and see that very level of management is also trained. Skills needed to avoid problems and to deal with angry or distraught employees include: • Being a good observer who notices and documents any changes in an employee’s behavior • Meeting with the employee and being prepared, getting to the point and providing examples of his or her problematic behavior • Getting employee input to create a solution • Identifying the steps the employee must take to change his or her conduct • Conducting follow-up meetings to check on the employee’s progress and modifying the plan, if necessary, with his or her input” (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 2014) 2. Provide support outlets for employees to reduce trigger factors (DelBel, 2003) 3. Define the parameters of what is workplace violence and its consequences in a policy (Bandow & Hunter, 2008) iii. Evaluation of the solution: Recommendations based on the solutions available 1. Criterion A: Ensure employee safety a. Explain the criterion b. How solutions help to establish criteria is met 2. Criterion B: Maintain productivity a. Explain the criterion b. How solution help to establish criteria is met IV. V. VI. VII. Conclusion a. What are the implications of the facts presented? Recommendations a. Actions to take place at Access Mortgage Company References a. Format: APA format Appendices (Optional) a. Visual Aids: (U.S. Department of Labor, 2014) i. ii. Percent of establishments that address selected types of situations in their workplace violence program or policy (of the total with such a program or policy), Percent Private industry State government Local government Criminal Customer or client Co-worker Domestic violence 52.6 71.4 82.4 44.2 (U.S. Department of Labor, 2014) 52.8 86.9 84.6 65.6 47.1 75.4 78.9 46.7 iii. (Burns, 2015) remember to rearrange graphics to fit into report. ...
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Workplace violence outline
I.

Introduction

Thesis statement: Workplace violence should be stopped because impacts the people who are
attacked directly and further affect the co-workers, the community, shareholders, executives, and
clients, thus damaging the organization’s reputation.
II.

Background

A.

Define workplace violence: Workplace violence refers to the risk of force or violence
against workers, and it ranges from threats a...

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