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Understanding Workplace Violence: Types, Causes, and Prevention

Last Updated on 14 September, 2023

From bullying and harassment to physical altercations and cyber threats, workplace violence takes various forms and affects diverse industries. Yasmine Mustafa shares her personal journey and insights, shedding light on the nuances of workplace violence prevention, the significance of cultivating a culture of respect, and the power of effective communication in diffusing potential conflicts.

In this podcast, she also offers listeners invaluable advice on recognizing warning signs and implementing strategies to create secure, empowered workplaces.

About the Speaker

Yasmine Mustafa believes ROAR found her, not the other way around. She draws upon her experience as a refugee, discovering she was undocumented, and working in unsafe conditions to lead the Company in its mission to empower and protect others. She has over 15 years of leading technology companies and sold her first company, a lead gen tool, to a Silicon Valley firm in 2009.

She is fueled by a passion to leverage technology for good, previously launching a non-profit chapter to help women learn how to code in a safe, judgment-free zone.

Her role as a leader and advocate has been recognized by the BBC, CNBC’s Upstart 100, and the City of Philadelphia, among others. She loves to speak at conferences to inspire others and she is a 2x TEDx speaker with a roster of speaking credits that includes SXSW and CES.

In her free time, Yasmine enjoys spending time with friends and family, and being outdoors as much as possible, whether it’s biking around Philadelphia, hiking or hammocking, and traveling. She sits on the board of Coded by Kids, Leadership Philadelphia, and the Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies.

Connect with her on Linkedin.

Show Notes

(02:00) What is the definition of workplace violence, and what are some common forms of violence that can occur in a work environment?

(02:47) What are the potential consequences of workplace violence for employees, employers, and the overall work environment?

(05:51) What are some effective strategies and measures that organizations can implement to prevent workplace violence and create a safe working environment?

(08:57) What are some warning signs or red flags that could indicate a potential for violence in the workplace?

(11:47) What are the psychological and emotional impacts of workplace violence on victims and witnesses, and how can organizations support those affected?

(14:03) How can workplace violence be reported and handled in a way that protects the well-being and safety of employees?

(15:40) How can employers effectively train and educate their employees about recognizing, preventing, and responding to workplace violence incidents?

(18:12) Are there specific industries or occupations that are more prone to workplace violence, and what are the reasons behind this trend?

(19:39) Would you like to share any valuable suggestions with our listeners?

This podcast is hosted by Dipshi Bhattacharjee. Besides working as a podcast host and a content marketer at Vantage Circle, she is an animal lover with a huge fascination for Cinema, Television & Foreign languages. For any related queries, contact editor@vantagecircle.com

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