Blog of the Day
posted by Ian McAuley, Aug 26, 2016
There’s a growing public rejection of globalisation and economic openness, and we ignore it at our peril, says Ian McAuley.
Ron Heifetz, of Harvard’s Center for Public Leadership, coined the term “work avoidance” to refer to the ways we protect ourselves from dealing with hard issues – issues that may require us to face serious adaptive changes.
Most often work avoidance takes the form of directing our energies to a real, but comparatively unimportant problem, while ignoring far more serious and challenging issues. It helps if that problem has neat and quantifiable dimensions, and can fit within our existing political framework.
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