Munchausen at Work

Posted: 3 Feb 2014

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Nathan Bennett

Georgia Institute of Technology - Organizational Behavior Area; J. Mack Robinson College of Business

Date Written: November 01, 2007

Abstract

Someone suffering from Munchausen by proxy, a psychological disorder, fabricates or induces illness in another to win attention and praise as a caregiver. A similar pathology in the workplace leads employees to create or exaggerate problems in order to get credit for solving them. Here are some questions to help managers recognize such behavior.

Suggested Citation

Bennett, Nathan, Munchausen at Work (November 01, 2007). Harvard Business Review, Vol. 85, No. 11, 2007, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2386269

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