A Very True Corporate Story
Every day, a small ? Ant arrives at work very early and starts work immediately. ? She produces a lot and she was happy.
The Chief, ? a Tiger, was surprised to see that ? the Ant was working without supervision.
? He thought if the ? Ant can produce so much without supervision, wouldn’t she produce even more if she had a supervisor!
So ? he recruited a ? Bee who had extensive experience as ? supervisor and who was famous for ? writing excellent reports.
The ? Bee’s first decision was to set up a ? clocking in attendance system.
? He also needed a secretary to help him write and type his reports and he recruited a ?Rabbit , who managed the archives and monitored ☎ all phone calls.
? The Tiger was delighted with the ? Bee’s reports and asked him to produce ? graphs to describe production rates and to analyse ? trends, so that he could use them for ? presentations at Board‘s meetings.
So the ? Bee had to buy a ? new computer and a Laser printer and recruited a ? Cat to manage the ? IT department.
The? Ant, who had once been so productive and relaxed, hated this new plethora of paperwork and meetings which used up most of her time…!
? The Tiger came to the conclusion that it was high time to nominate a person in charge of the department where the ? Ant worked.
The position was given to the ? Monkey, whose first decision was to buy an Air Conditioner and an ergonomic ? chair for his office.
The new person in charge, ? the Monkey, also needed a ? computer and a personal assistant , who he brought from his previous department, to help him prepare a ? Work and ? ‘Budget Control Strategic Optimization Plan’ …
The Department where the ? Ant works is now a sad place, where nobody laughs anymore and everybody has become upset…
It was at that time that the ? Bee convinced the boss, ? the Tiger; of the absolute necessity to start a climatic study of the environment .
Having reviewed the charges for running the ? Ant’s department , the ? Tiger found out that the Production was much less than before.
So he recruited the ? Owl, a prestigious and renowned consultant to carry out an audit and suggest solutions.
? The Owl spent three months in the department and came up with an enormous report, in several volumes, that concluded…
“ The Department is overstaffed …”
Guess who the ? Tiger fires first?
Of course, ? the Ant………,
“….because she showed lack of motivation and had a negative attitude. “