How can companies and corporations offer support to employees that have to deal with conflict and abuse at work? The Danish transport firm Arriva has discovered an interesting idea…… teach the Art of Aikido.
78 drivers have attended aikido lessons with the goal of giving them increased feelings of safety and security at work.
Arriva’s regional director states that this training was offered to help drivers learn to DEFUSE conflict situations. A psychologist and researcher at a local Regional Hospital’s occupation medicine clinic concurred that martial arts can be a useful resource to deal with situations of conflict. He stated that this training can help drivers with better awareness and a method of communication.