We see it in the news on a daily basis. Someone intentionally drives their car into a crowd. Another is fired and shows back up at lunch with a gun. If you are a Las Vegas Business Owner you owe it to yourself and your community to be very vigilant in issues of danger from unstable individuals. On a day to day basis, you have the opportunity to feel out the intentions of those around you, and to use your judgment by reporting anything you see suspicious. Your contacts as a business owner with a variety of people make you a perfect First Line Of Defense against danger in your community.
Making the Decision to Get Involved
As a business leader, you are an integral part of your community in so many ways. You donate time to youth groups and you advocate for those less fortunate. You often add your voice to those of other leaders to effect social change. Unfortunately, many times we choose to shirk our civic duty in helping to maintain a safe environment in which to continue those admirable works. We see someone who is obviously stressed beyond the normal and choose to simply say “thanks for shopping, have a great day”. We brush off the danger. Instead of perhaps asking if that person needs to talk or perhaps have a cup of coffee. We see someone storm out the door, obviously enraged and simply think “good riddance, don’t their business anyway”.[tweet_box design=”default” float=”right” width=”40%”] If you are a Las Vegas Business Owner you owe it to yourself and your community to be very vigilant in issues of danger from unstable individuals.[/tweet_box]
It is a hard decision to make…when to get involved. Each person, each situation is different. Now is the time to make that decision or at least give it some serious thought.
There Are No Right or Wrong Answers
While no one can control or read the minds of others, there are many indicators of tendencies toward violence. Paying attention to your staff members or customers lives is one way to gauge their level of risk. Are their folks that have you concerned already? This process starts with you. The conversations won’t be easy, but if we can come together as a business community things can change. Anger is not easily mitigated, and you may never experience this kind of danger. The time to prepare in case you do is now.
One great option for every business is to train yourself and your staff to recognize and react to all sorts of dangerous situations. At The Beacon Center, we offer a quiet, uplifting environment to get your staff together and at the very least, begin the discussion. Take a virtual tour of our venue and book your space today.
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