When anything goes wrong the first thing most people want to do is assign blame. It is a natural instinct, but it is like a knee jerk reaction most of the time and seldom proves to be the reason for failure.
It is so easy to blame someone else or something else for the failure. It takes the responsibility away from the real reason that the failure was experienced.
I often deal with this when I am working with different departments in various companies. Whenever something goes awry the first reaction is to assign blame elsewhere. The other department didn’t provide the right information or someone else didn’t do their job. There was no investigation, no facts were considered, and no thought was put into why this situation developed. Just blame someone else because we always do everything right. Continue reading Who Do You Blame For Your Failures?