Browsing February, 2004
Scapegoating is a naturally occurring aspect of human behaviour. It is widespread and, left unchecked, quickly causes anxiety and misery. It is often a response to insecurity or uncertainty though ironically it aggravates both. It can occur in virtually any social context or group: schools, the family and organisations, Whole nations may be scapegoated, as recent global events have shown.
Scapegoating becomes particularly likely when organisations are going through change and/or when morale is low.
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