Random Acts of Violence is the name my friend and I have for, the unprovoked re-education of co-workers and subordinates in the workplace. This continues the theme of the work place being a Sopranos episode started in Life in the business world. The basic premise is: randomly pick someone, belittle them, berate them, or punish them in someway for no reason other than to show you are in charge. Basically you are being the school yard bully. If possible you should share your exercise in dominance with a peer or superior. Also, you make your random act of violence public so everyone else has a calculated fear of you.
This is against everything I personally believe in, but seems to be an important survival skill and strategy in larger organizations. My friend has many many stories on this subject but I will leave their telling to him.