With violence erupting regularly in the U.S. and worldwide, progressive automotive suppliers are developing nonviolent communication training for employees at their global worksites. The programs are designed as preventive measures, not necessarily as a response to increasing workplace violence.

“Our goal is to instill an awareness of nonviolent communication between people in the workplace,” says Antoine Raymond, president and CEO of the ARaymond Network, a Grenoble, France-based auto supplier founded 150 years ago. “You can tell others what you feel (or think) without violent behavior or language. We have done a lot of reflection around this issue.”

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