Zusammenfassung VU OB
: Strictly interpreting your responsibility by saying things like,
“The rules clearly state…” or “This is the way we’ve always done it.”
Transferring responsibility for the execution of a task or decision
to someone else.
Avoiding and unwanted task by falsely pleading ignorance or
Prolonging a task so that one person appears to be occupied – for
example, turning a two-week task into a four-month job.
Appearing to be more or less supportive publicly while doing little or
This is a nice way to refer to “covering your rear”. It describes the
practice of rigorously documenting activity to project an image of competence
Evading situations that may reflect unfavorably. It includes taking
on only projects with a high probability of success, having risky decisions
approved by superiors, qualifying expressions of judgement and taking neutral
positions in conflicts.
Developing explanations that lessen one’s responsibility for a
negative outcome and/or apologizing to demonstrate remorse.
Placing the blame for a negative outcome on external factors
that are not entirely blameworthy.