chapter  5
Category Classification
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Management typically becomes aware that a threat problem exists when a behavior or series of behaviors or comments filter through the management layers. A shared model allows members of a team to rapidly communicate perceived changes in the situation. The key to the utility of any model is the ability to focus the organization in responding rapidly to risk control actions that need to be modified. A greater scope of challenge exists in the variety of action by members and/or nonmemhers of the organization that create emotional distress, fear, and intimidation in others. Threat behavior includes that which to the reasonable person, intimidates and harasses, and creates emotional distress, fear, and concern. Threat situations may create distress in particular individuals because of circumstances unique to them. In threat situations risk control actions need to be reviewed on an ongoing basis to determine whether circumstanccs have changed and whether a decision that was appropriate an hour ago needs to be reconsidered.