Monday, January 01, 2007

Management Story

A very nice one....
Story # 1

It's a fine sunny day in the forest and a lion is sitting
outside his cave,
lying in the sun. Along comes a fox, out on a walk.

Fox: "Do you know the time, because my watch is broken"

Lion: "Oh, I can easily fix the watch for you"

Fox: "Hmm... But it's a very complicated mechanism, and your
big claws will
only destroy it even more"

Lion: "Oh no, give it to me, and it will be fixed"

Fox: "That's ridiculous! Any fool knows that lazy lions with
great claws
cannot fix complicated watches"

Lion: "Sure they do, give it to me and it will be fixed"

The lion disappears into his cave, and after a while he
comes back with the
watch which is running perfectly. The fox is impressed, and
the lion
continues to lie lazily in the sun, looking very pleased
with himself.

Soon a wolf comes along and stops to watch the lazy lion in
the sun.

Wolf: "Can I come and watch TV tonight with you, because
mine is broken"

Lion: "Oh, I can easily fix your TV for you"
Wolf: "You don't expect me to believe such rubbish, do you?
There is no way
that a lazy lion with big claws can fix a complicated TV"

Lion: "No problem. Do you want to try it?"

The lion goes into his cave, and after a while comes back
with a perfectly
fixed TV. The wolf goes away happily and amazed.

Scene :

Inside the lion's cave. In one corner are half a dozen small
and intelligent
looking rabbits who are busily doing very complicated work
with very
detailed instruments. In the other corner lies a huge lion
looking very
pleased with himself.

Moral :

IF YOU WANT TO KNOW WHY A MANAGER IS FAMOUS; LOOK AT THE
WORK OF HIS
SUBORDINATES.

Management Lesson
In the context of the working world :

IF YOU WANT TO KNOW WHY SOMEONE UNDESERVED IS PROMOTED; LOOK
AT THE WORK OF
HIS SUBORDINATES.

Story # 2

It's a fine sunny day in the forest and a rabbit is sitting
outside his
burrow, tippy-tapping on his typewriter. Along comes a fox,
out for a walk.

Fox: "What are you working on?"
Rabbit: "My thesis."
Fox: "Hmm... What is it about?"
Rabbit: "Oh, I'm writing about how rabbits eat foxes."

Fox: "That's ridiculous ! Any fool knows that rabbits don't
eat foxes!"

Rabbit: "Come with me and I'll show you!"

They both disappear into the rabbit's burrow. After few
minutes, gnawing on
a fox bone, the rabbit returns to his typewriter and resumes
typing.

Soon a wolf comes along and stops to watch the hardworking
rabbit.

Wolf: "What's that you are writing?"
Rabbit: "I'm doing a thesis on how rabbits eat wolves."

Wolf: "you don't expect to get such rubbish published, do
you?"

Rabbit: "No problem. Do you want to see why?"

The rabbit and the wolf go into the burrow and again the
rabbit returns by
himself, after a few minutes, and goes back to typing.

Finally a bear comes along and asks, "What are you doing?

Rabbit: "I'm doing a thesis on how rabbits eat bears."

Bear: "Well that's absurd ! "

Rabbit: "Come into my home and I'll show you"

Scene :

As they enter the burrow, the rabbit introduces the bear to
the lion.

Moral:

IT DOESN'T MATTER HOW SILLY YOUR THESIS TOPIC IS; WHAT
MATTERS IS WHOM YOU
HAVE AS A SUPERVISOR.

Management Lesson
In the context of the working world:

IT DOESN'T MATTER HOW BAD YOUR PERFORMANCE IS; WHAT MATTERS
IS WHETHER YOUR
BOSS LIKES YOU OR NOT.