Why Corporations Should Offer Self-Defense
– Corporations should prioritize the well-being of their workforce by providing a safe and healthy work environment.
– Self-defense training is an effective way to demonstrate that corporations value their employees’ safety and well-being.
– Self-defense training gives employees the confidence and skills to protect themselves against physical and verbal assaults.
– It also helps employees handle stressful situations, diffuse potential conflicts peacefully, and increase their physical and emotional fitness levels.
– Investing in self-defense training can positively impact employee morale, resulting in a safer, more productive work environment, and reducing the chances of litigation due to workplace violence.
Managers, executives, HR directors, business owners, and the like know they should prioritize the workforce’s well-being by providing a safe and healthy work environment. Additionally, they should invest in training and development initiatives to bolster their employees’ skills and knowledge, engender a diverse culture, and support their mental and emotional health. Finally, they should encourage open communication and feedback and ensure that their employees have access to resources that can help them address any challenges they may face at work or in their personal lives.
One surprising way to accomplish some or all of these goals is by providing self-defense training, such as Krav Maga, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, or Muay Thai. The need for such training has become increasingly important in recent times as incidents of workplace violence and harassment have risen. By offering self-defense training, corporations demonstrate that they value their employees’ safety and well-being.
Some benefits of self-defense training include giving employees the confidence and skills to protect themselves against physical and verbal assaults. Moreover, and less obviously, it helps them handle stressful situations, diffuse potential conflicts peacefully, and increase their physical and emotional fitness levels. The problem-solving and stress-inducing scenarios in this training also provide team-building benefits.
Investing in self-defense training can positively impact employee morale, resulting in a safer, more productive work environment and possibly even reducing litigation due to workplace violence.
In conclusion, providing self-defense training to employees is a proactive measure corporations can take to enhance their workforce’s safety, well-being, and overall culture. It equips them with essential skills and knowledge that can help protect them in and out of work. By investing in employee safety, corporations can foster a positive work environment, enhance productivity, and reduce the risk of legal liabilities.
About the Author
Ryan Hoover is the Founder and Chief Instructor for Fit to Fight®. He has extensive knowledge in Krav Maga, Wrestling, Muay Thai, Kickboxing, and other fighting arts. Ryan is a 2nd Degree Krav Maga black belt, the founder of Fit to Fight® Modern Krav Maga™, and a BJJ Black Belt.