Office Move Reminds me of Kitty Genovese

KittygenoveseThe image on the left is of Kitty Genevese from this article on Wikipedia.  I was rereading parts of different books that discussed the bystander effect.

We just moved into a new office, which is cool, but everyone assumes "someone else" sees a given need and surely THEY will fix them.  Two people within the organization are clearly demonstrating civil courage – which if anything causes them to be blamed even more while others continue to say nothing.

Granted, our situation is far less tragic than Kitty’s, but the bystander effect remains in effect.  Even with great people.