USEFUL TO KNOW TACTIC 4 AVOIDING SITUATIONS AND TASKS[2]

PPC PRIVATE PSYCHOTHERAPY AND CARE IN ENGLAND LONDON - SENIOR CBT PSYCHOTHERAPIST DR.FAWZY MASAOUD

If all else fails, another popular task – avoiding strategy is to” pass the puck” : have someone else perform a task that you should be doing.

For example , if you are a business owner and afraid of networking, you might send your assistant to network, even though you should be the one to represent your company.

Or if you are a CEO who is fearful of public speaking , you might have someone else deliver a motivational speech , even if it would be more appropriate if the speech came from you. Buck passing is especially pervasive around delivering bad news, which people are commonly fearful of delivering.

In one particularly striking case of passing the buck, an employee at a New Jersey chemical company sabotaged the company’s computer system to the tune of twenty million dollars in damage , precisely because of this issue of buck passing…

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