Breaking the Habit of Violence.
Author: WILLA BRUCE
Published in PAM, Vol. 4 No. 3
Bruce argues that physical violence in the work place is a
manifestation of the spiritual and psychological violence created by
downsizing, cost-cutting, supervisory ineptitude, and criticism of workers.
The hearts and souls of the American worker are damaged by a violation of
personhood as insidious as the physical acts which get reported in the
national news. Violence begets violence. Violence is a habit that must be
Bruce suggests that the work place can be recreated
by an individual acknowledgement of a Power greater than
one\'s self. She offers a Twelve Step Program, Violence
Perpetrators Anonymous, as a way that this can happen.