Organisations that build cultures that require people to do the right thing in regards to culture, gender, sexuality, function (disability) etc, create behaviours governed by fear. People will avoid engagement in order to stay safe, because they’ll be scared of getting it wrong.
Nobody wants to be shamed, blamed, attacked, punished or made fun of.
It’s easy for middle NZ to scream foul at the behaviour of the “Roast Busters”, blaming and shaming them. Not as easy, though, to realise these boys are a product of their environment.
Watching events unfold around James Parker’s arrest, trial and, this week, his sentencing with preventative detention for the sexual violation of 20 boys over many years, I have felt an … Continue reading