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Organizational Stress: A Two-Edged Sword

  • Stephen R. Balzac
Chapter
Part of the Management for Professionals book series (MANAGPROF)

Abstract

There is an old and hoary claim that if you put a frog in boiling water, it will immediately jump out, but if you put it in cold water and slowly increase the temperature, the frog will sit there until it cooks. In fact, this happens only if the frog is equipped with little frog cement galoshes rendering it unable to jump: frogs are too smart to be boiled alive. They leave long before the water gets hot enough to cook them. Why, then, does this story have such longevity?

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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.StowUSA

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