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Inaction Speaks Louder Than Words: The Problems Of Passivity Case Solution & Answer

Much has been written about the viewer apathy, which occurs when a stranger (the viewer) is reluctant to act in a situation that clearly requires action. However, what happens when the person to act is an insider? This article argues that internal (ie, players, or players of the organization) have a similar passive behavior, but not because they are apathetic. It is expected that players who are internal to the organization and are often responsible for the results to act. In contrast, when confused by ambiguous situations, jammed communications, time pressure and confusion, players are often celebrated by confusing me. This article examines two cases. The first is the recent case of Joe Paterno, the football coach of Penn famous and beloved State 62, whose extraordinary career was marred otherwise by their lack of appropriate action after allegation of child abuse a staff member. The second is the case of the Vancouver Olympic Committee and the death of a young athlete in your luge track new construction. Officials did not act when the extreme danger of the track speeds were well known. The article compares the two cases, and concludes by proposing solutions to mitigate the lack of action.
by
Sally J. F. Baron
Source: Business Horizons
11 pages.
May 15 2013: release date. Prod #: BH530-PDF-ENG
Inaction speaks louder than words: the case problems passivity Solution

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