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Saturday, June 22, 2013

Two Short Management Stories


Story 1: The Frozen Bird


A little bird was flying south for the winter. It was so cold the bird froze and fell to the ground into a large field. While he was lying there, a cow came by and dropped some dung on him.

As the frozen bird lay there in the pile of cow dung, he began to realize how warm he was. The dung was actually thawing him out! He lay there all warm and happy, and soon began to sing for joy.

A passing cat heard the bird singing and came to investigate. Following the sound, the cat discovered the bird under the pile of cow dung, promptly dug him out and ate him.

Moral of the story:
(1) Not everyone who shits on you is your enemy.
(2) Not everyone who gets you out of shit is your friend.
(3) And when you’re in deep shit, it’s smart to keep your mouth shut!


Story 2: Pizza Delivery Guy


On walking into the factory, the MD noticed a young guy leaning against the wall, doing nothing. He approached the young man and calmly asked him, "How much do you earn?" The young man was quite amazed that he was asked such a personal question, but he replied, none the less, "I earn R2000.00 a month, sir. Why?"

Without answering, the MD took out his wallet and removed RM6000.00 cash and gave it to the young man and said, "Around here I pay people for working, not for standing around looking pretty! Here is 3 months salary, now GET OUT and don't come back!".

The young man turned around and was quickly out of sight. Noticing a few onlookers, the MD said in a very upset manner, "And that applies for everybody in this company!" he approached one of the onlookers and asked him, "Who's the young man that i just fired?" to which an amazing reply came of,

"He was the pizza delivery guy, sir!"

Moral of the story:
Do you know your people?

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