I’ve been thinking a lot about this concept of fear in the workplace. What causes it? What are the signs and symptoms? How do you reduce it? A big part of positive organizational culture change involves “getting the fear out.” But what is the nature of fear? Specifically in higher education? Fear is multi-dimensional, cultural, and individualized. Because of this, it’s hard to discuss fear as a monolithic concept or something that has a single prescribed fix. In general, however, there are some ways of understanding fear as a broad concept.
I came across this post from thecooperreview.com and it had me laughing with just how oddly accurate it is. So if you’re attempting to appear smart in meetings, this infographic has got you covered! (UPDATE: They also have it in poster and mug form!)