It’s in the news recently, the term Bystander Effect or Bystander Action. It’s the principle – when in a group of people, personal responsibility to assist/help someone is mostly not recognized. Last week on March 30th, the following post was published on Linkedin.com/Pulse on this subject: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/its-catching-now-understanding-jo-ann-m-radja
The issues of Bystander Actions are present in our society at all levels. Vice President Joe Biden has been involved in a Bystander action prevention program to discourage violence on college campuses and is planning to visit Pittsburg, PA today: http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2016/04/05/Vice-President-Joe-Biden-in-Pittsburgh-today-for-It-s-On-Us-campaign/stories/201604050156 and the photo, to the left, is from the website: www.lookfordiagnosis.com/mesh_info.php?term=Bystander+Effect&lang=1
Since WordPress.com represents the spirit of collegiality, I would like to share with you my September, 2015 presentation notes on Bystander Actors in the workplace. It was prepared for a specific industry and is easily updated to fit any industry. Included within the presentation are insights of Professor Mary Rowe from MIT, Senior Advisor – Compliance Strategist and Attorney, Joe Murphy, and Margaret Heffernan, Author of: Why We Ignore the Obvious to Our Peril, Willful Blindness.
As you Choose Who You Want to be Known As, have a great work week!
“Jo Ann” M. Radja, Executive and Career Management Coach
Notes: Understanding Bystander Actions by Jo Ann M. Radja with Insights from Dr. Mary Rowe Ph.D September, 2015
Scenarios attachment and Bibliography and Resources
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