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    Blame as a motivator?

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    by Michael Kassner ·

    As an IT manager, do you find yourself seeking someone to blame when a project or initiative goes awry? According to Paul Glen, “Fear isn’t a particularly potent motivator when it comes to inducing creativity.” In an opinion piece from Computer World (http://www.computerworld.com/managementtopics/management/story/0,10801,95660,00.html?f=x247), Glen explains why the successful IT manager must understand the difference between accountability and blame. We’ve all worked in a “blame environment” at some point in our careers. Talk about your experience in this “bad management practices” discussion.

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