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What is Management Evasion?

This is probably one of the biggest issues affecting not just business today, but anywhere a structure of management exists.

Evasion: the act of avoiding something you don't want to do, or deal with.

In my experience it is most prevalent when it comes to poor performance. Many managers, including very senior ones, cover both poor behaviour and the performance of certain individuals within their teams by simply evading or burying things.

Why is this the case?  Below are a few of the most common reasons:

Management evasion costs money. Although it can be difficult to measure specifically, I have seen performance increase significantly when addressed.  Apart from the performance and impact of the individual(s) in question, it is one of the most talked about subjects in the organisations I've been involved with.

It's therefore worth considering some investment towards addressing this problem such as specialist people skills training and mentoring.  This would go some way to changing the status quo.