Controlling the probability of disruptive events is a critical responsibility to any organization. Ensuring that business goals and objectives are not deflected by unplanned disruptions can successfully be accomplished through the application of proper safeguards and the effective allocation of resources to mitigate the occurrence of such events. However, as my colleague Jeff Gorter has […]
In this video R3 contributor and DEM expert, Dennis Potter, LMSW, reviews the five underlying principles, that experts agree, should be the foundation of any workplace response. He takes time to discuss each principle briefly and offer his insight and some practical tips.
Disruption is endlessly creative. Although the disruptive events with which we assist predominantly fall into three main categories – unexpected employee death, robbery, and downsizing – we have been seeing an increasing number of events that fall well outside the usual incident types, what could be called atypical events. Some have been driven by political […]
When we think “atypical” event, we tend to think sensationally. We think beheadings, brutal violence, mass shootings, terrible accidents, natural disasters. But those are the rarest things that disrupt our lives and work. Much more common are deaths of people we know, lay-offs, simple car accidents. They are atypical, but not rare. Last year we changed our language […]
What is the difference between a “typical event” and an “atypical” event? We are never quite sure until we determine the details. When I am called to respond to an organization that has been hit with a potentially disruptive event, I always attempt to gather as much information as I can about the event to […]
In this video R3 contributor and DEM expert, Dennis Potter, LMSW, discusses a change in mindset and terminology. Deliberately moving away from crisis response to potentially disruptive event (PDE) to better define the events found in today’s workplace.
As mental health professions, we understand the importance of understanding the grieving process and its impact on employees after a Potentially Disruptive Event (PDE). But are we all up to speed with some of the latest research on the subject of grieving? This edition of Inside Crisis explores some of the latest thinking on the […]
Much attention has been given to the sometimes negative effects of a Potentially Disruptive Event (PDE) in the workplace. But are the after effects all bad? Recent research done in the field of Positive Psychology has indicated that for some people, there is a life improvement as a result of going through a life changing […]