A “breakdown” is any situation in which an expectation is unmet, a plan is thwarted, or a need goes unfulfilled.
When breakdowns occur, it’s exceptionally easy to look around in search of someone to blame.
To be clear, I distinguish analyzing from blaming.
Analyzing is when you seek to determine the cause of a problem with the intent of using that information to help create a solution.
Blaming is when you assign disapproval, scorn, or punishment to a person based on the conclusion that they are at fault for the problem.
In many cases, breakdowns can be analyzed and resolved without making blame a part of the process at all.
In just as many cases, when blaming IS a part of the process, solutions get more elusive and people become less cooperative.
Here’s today’s two cents:
There are many ways to solve a problem and most of them work more effectively when blame is left OUT of the equation.
At least that’s the way I see it.
What about you?