Anger has become one of the most pervasive problems in today's society.
With unemployment at an all time high nationally, and the stress of modern life in American being overwhelming, Americans are turning to anger. Recent Bureau of Justice data shows that over 500,000 victims of workplace violence lose over 1.8 million workdays a year, at a cost of 55 million a year.
American's need anger management now, more than ever. In the workplace, anger control problems not only damage the moral of other employees, they also create an incredible liability for companies who are doing everything they can right now to improve their bottom line and return on investment.
Traditionally, anger in the workplace was viewed as a personal problem. It was something the employee had to deal with on their own. If the employee was lucky, their employer had an EAP program they could refer them too for help. Now, employers are taking upon themselves to get assistance in training employees in anger management so that they don't get out of control in the workplace. This preventative approach has extraordinary cost savings to the company and lasting benefits to the employee.
First off, the cost to train an employee in anger management skills is rather low. The second benefit of training employees in anger control is that the company will experience less law suits filed as a result of inappropriate workplace conduct. Companies will also experience improved moral, less days off, and increased productivity.
Anger management classes can be taken in a variety of settings. From specially designed corporate online anger management programs
, to live in person anger management courses
. If you are an H.R. Director or company decision maker, consider the risks vs. the benefits of anger management training. The choice to train is simple.