Reactive Measures

After a violent act occurs in the workplace, it is necessary that an organization return to normal functioning as quickly as possible.

Several initiatives that may help an organization achieve this are:

  1. The human resources member of the CMT should call victims’ families and express the organization’s sincerity and sorrow.
  2. Prepare a media statement as quickly as possible and eventually organize a press conference.
  3. Security personnel should arrange the cleanup of the work site if necessary.
  4. Employee information meetings/debriefings should be set up by the CMT.
  5. Initiate internal and external investigations.
  6. Devise a plan for handling normal business responsibilities after the incident.