The Ostrich Effect

Exploring the hidden sources of problems at work

Bill Kahn, Ph.D., is an organizational psychologist at Boston University's School of Management who researches the sources of stubborn problems in work relationships, groups and organizations.

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About The Ostrich Effect

The Ostrich Effect is about how smart people at work can get stuck in difficult situations and unhealthy relationships. People are unable to see  and do what they need to see and do; their problems might seem to go away but in reality hide out and show again until they are recognized and dealt with. The set of topics covered have a wide range; they are linked by an understanding that the problems that appear on the surface are markers to more complex issues below. It is in excavating those issues, and bringing them to light, that they can be fully examined and resolved.

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