The Blame Game

Whose fault is it? It’s a question you hear all the time.

A team loses a big game, who is to blame? Legislation passes or doesn’t pass, whose fault was it? A project at work doesn’t go as expected, who dropped the ball?

It seems to be the first question out of everyone’s mouth when something goes wrong. Why do we do this? Why must blame be assigned?

Issues don’t get resolved in the blame game – it’s a cycle that constantly repeats itself.

What if instead of trying to place blame, everyone took ownership of the problem? Everyone involved said, “This is my fault, and here is what I am going to do to fix it and ensure it doesn’t happen again.”

When something inevitably goes wrong, wouldn’t it be nice if instead of trying to answer who to blame, we answered how we can fix it?

No one wins in the blame game, don’t play it.

Until next time…we are Advoco, make every minute count.

About Dale: As our Executive Director of Human Resources, Dale is the powerhouse behind helping our team grow. He graduated from USC-Upstate (but considers himself a Dayton Flyer). He has over twelve years of HR experience in a variety of industries, focused primarily on talent acquisition and organizational development. Dale is passionate about challenging himself, and when he’s not in the office, he’s training for his next big race. Each year he picks a different race to compete in. In the past it has been mostly running events, but this year is all about biking, he just completed a 3 day, 150 mile, 10,000 ft elevation race in October. Questions? Send Dale an email!


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