Disconnection from an event so as to be
unaffected by it. Common forms including pretending ignorance, seeking distraction,
and simply not acting on the obvious.
like cloudy weather this afternoon, doesn’t it?”
. . . .”
is the easiest response to execute and is probably the most often used. Some people like to rationalize that it allows mild offenses to go
by without turning into a big unproductive deal. Workers who appreciate the break that is given when they misstep or
get away with something may develop intense loyalty to their calculating
or laid-back supervisors. But
when questionable conduct is ignored, the employee displaying it as well
as others who know of it are left to assume that it is acceptable. Avoidance foregoes the opportunity to communicate about problem
behaviors and results.
Work situations where this
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