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Atypical Events in the Workplace: Reactions and Recovery

Posted by Clare McCullough on February 17, 2017

When we think of an “atypical” event, it is not the norm. In a world where many of us prefer a plan, a sense of organization, and consistency – any disruption to the typical flow of our day, and what we plan for, can cause stress. If an unexpected event occurs at our place of […]






Atypical events that aren’t so atypical

Posted by Les Kertay on February 15, 2017

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 […]






Atypical Events: Rush to Judgement?

Posted by Dennis Potter on February 8, 2017

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 […]






Introduction to PDE

Posted by Dennis Potter on February 6, 2017

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.






In Mass Attacks There is No Typical

Posted by George L. Vergolias on February 1, 2017

Over 40 years of forensic research has taught that while there are some clear patterns to predatory violence and mass attacks, human violence is a complex and multi-dimensional behavior resulting in atypical manifestations with each new event. There have been several watershed moments in America’s experience with terrorism. Ideological terrorism – The 1993 World Trade […]






Press release: R3 Continuum launches research institute

Posted by John Cloonan on January 31, 2017

Dedicated to filling knowledge gaps in productivity and absence management Edina, MN – 1-31-2017. R3 Continuum (R3) announced today the founding of the R3 Continuum Research Institute, whose mission is to advance the state of the art in workplace productivity. R3 provides a spectrum of services organized around the idea that people have a right […]






We believe in custom approaches

Posted by George L. Vergolias on January 27, 2017

We recently launched a new product, the Fitness for Duty with Violence Screen (FFD-VS), that provides a highly-specific approach to assessing whether a person can safely do their job, and if they have a propensity towards violence. We believe there’s a value to this type of customized, highly-specific approach. It’s similar to the “build or […]






“Disability” is a Tricky Word

Posted by Gary Karp on January 25, 2017

“Disability” is a tricky word. It actually has tremendous range. For many, if not most, people, it is a stigmatizing word. It’s the last thing in the world you would want to be identified with. It represents loss and inability and will cause people to treat you as if you’re frail damaged goods. Yet the […]






True Communication is Connection

Posted by Mary Wesley on January 23, 2017

Communication in the 21st century is not simple. Consumed by and inundated with email, Facebook messages, blogs, videos, texts, and tweets, we drown in a stormy sea of information overload. Wading through the trivial to get to the essential is complicated and, though surrounded by a plethora of voices, ideas and opinions, we can feel […]