There is a unique and limited time opportunity to familiarize Wall Street Journal readers with the Organizational Ombuds concept.
WSJ reporter Sarah Needleman wants to hear from small businesses about strategies for, "disciplining or terminating workers in a way that deters and/or protects against violent outbursts. She is also seeking an example of a small business that dealt with a case of a worker reacting badly to discipline or termination and can say what happened and how. Her query provides a wonderful opportunity to present organizational ombudsman programs as one aspect of managing conflict in the workplace. Anyone interested can respond to her at: Help A Reporter Out. The deadline for response is Noon Eastern on Monday, August 9. (Thanks to Andrea Schenck for the tip.)