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Behavioral Risk Management in the Modern Workplace

Today's behavioral risk landscape can exacerbate existing risks, as well as introduce new challenges.

The pandemic has reshaped the contemporary workplace. How we work, where we work, and when we work, all has changed. Along with the changing work environment comes changes in human behavior. Some of those behaviors are productive and pro-social, and some are not.  Behavioral risk management is the process of analyzing and identifying workplace behavioral issues and ensuring that the potential for damage from risk is minimized. It is critical that leaders in all types of organizations understand the unique behavioral risks associated with the new work landscape. Models and concepts that have been foundational for decades may need to be recalibrated to address these new challenges.

The American Psychological Association (APA) has reported record levels of stress among adults in the U.S. with more than 87% saying that there has been a constant stream of crises without a break, and 73% reporting that they feel overwhelmed by the number of crises facing the world right now. And the most recent Global Risk Report by the World Economic Forum predicts that we are entering an era that will be defined by “poly-crises,” resulting from continuous, simultaneous, interconnected shocks. All these factors, taken alone or together, can be psychologically destabilizing and can contribute to increased behavioral risk in the workplace. Leaders and decision-makers must recognize the shifts taking place in the modern workplace and anticipate those on the horizon. Today’s behavioral risk landscape can exacerbate existing risks, as well as introduce new challenges.

To help leaders respond to these challenges, the Homeland Security Human Factors Institute™ is offering four new training programs addressing several behavioral risks.

April 5 | The Psychology of Insider Threats

April 12 | Extremism in the Workplace

April 19 | Managing Behavioral Health Emergencies in the Workplace

April 26 | Understanding and Preventing Intimate Partner Violence in the Workplace

Participants can join the live instructor-led online class each Wednesday from April 5th through 26th at 1:00 PM ET or view the recorded programs on-demand at their convenience. To register for individual classes or the four-session certificate program or for more information, visit www.hshf-institute.com.

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