By Franklin Joseph
. Smart companies know they cannot afford to have one of their employees become a victim of violence – on or off the job site. Each player especially female staffs which are on the team are very valuable, and it very important for the company to cater to the well-being of the team as a whole.
] Most companies take steps to keep their employees safe and healthy through health insurance, wellness programs, and on-the-job safety training through women self-defense workshops. It’s not just the right thing to do, it’s good business to keep your employees happy and healthy
.Door to door pickup, Free coupons or lunch, Holidays perks etc are now a normal thing in any corporate. The staff made sure they MUST get these basic facilities to join a particular organization. The same way both corporate and staff must recognize the importance of corporate self-defense and safety awareness programs
- Why is Safety Orientation and Training is not compulsorily for Women?
- Are women lives important enough for a normal office infrastructure to work?
- Does sexual harassment or rape stories released in press affects the company brand value?
- Does adding guards to pickup cabs the only answer to women related crime growing in India?
I will explore these questions in future posts.
I have worked with many organisations till now enough to understand that most companies are still hesitant to spend Rs 225 per person on female staff safety orientation basically under such few excuses
- We do not have the budget for such activities. LIES!
I mean company which boasts of millions dollars turnover are hesitant to pay Rs 225 per participant for women safety orientation workshops! So I think it’s the mindset of few people in management who do not want to invest in such activities.
- Our women do not show interested in such programs. LIES!
Whenever I have worked with any organisation, I have always got a full attendance in my workshops and the women have shown full interest in the workshop. They have in fact told me the workshop was not properly publicized and in some cases few project managers did not allow the staff time off to attend these workshops.
- We do not want to encourage violent behavior among our female staff. LIES!
This one really boils my blood, I have had male as well as female management members informing me not to teach the female staff anything physical as it will encourage violent behavior among the female staff towards the male members.
But I am happy to report, these kind of people are rare
in the industry. With the sheer number of workshops that I have conducted, that itself shows the mindset of the industry is changing towards Protecting Company’s No. 1 Asset - their Female staff.
Mr. Franklin Joseph is a Social Entrepreneur and a Specialist in 'Power to Women' Workshops on Women Pro-Active Safety Awareness & Psychological Empowerment against Crime, Violence, Harassment and Sexual Abuse.
He is a internationally certified Senior Civilian Krav Maga Self Defense Instructor (2003 batch) and is certified by the Grand Master Avi Moyal, Chief Instructor, IKMF, Israel, trained under Master Vicky Kapoor and has attended countless training workshops by Krav Maga Stalwarts like Master Shlomi Moyal, Master Gabi Noah and Master Amnon Darsa etc.
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