Iatrogenics: Why Intervention Often Leads to Worse Outcomes

The temptation to meddle is strong.

You can see a problem. Others are telling you about the problem.

Surely you should just intervene and sort things out?


9 times out of 10 you should not intervene.

The unintended consequences are too risky.

A simple rule for you, as boss, is that intervention needs to prove its benefits and those benefits need to be orders of magnitude higher than the natural (that is non-interventionist) path.

If not, none of your business.