Old and modern management approach to the problem at hand. These days it has become customary to overload a person who does his or her duty well, and malingers enjoy life and comfortably sail to the top……………..this is called cushy life and burdened life. Choice is yours?
MIND YOUR BUISNESS
There was once a washer man who had a donkey and a dog. One night when the whole world was sleeping, a thief broke into the house, the washer man was
fast asleep too but the donkey and the dog were awake. The dog decided not
to bark since the master did not take good care of him and wanted to teach
him a lesson.
The donkey got worried and said to the dog that if he doesn’t bark, the
donkey will have to do something himself. The dog did not change his mind
and the donkey started braying loudly. Hearing the donkey bray, the thief
ran away, the master woke up and started beating the donkey for braying in
the middle of the night for no reason.
Moral of the story “One must not engage in duties other than his own”
Now take a new look at the same story…
The washer man was a well educated man from a premier management institute.
He had the fundas of looking at the bigger picture and thinking out of the
box. He was convinced that there must be some reason for the donkey to bray
in the night.. He walked outside a little and did some fact finding,
applied a bottom up approach, figured out from the ground realities that
there was a thief who broke in and the donkey only wanted to alert him
about it. Looking at the donkey’s extra initiative and going beyond the
call of the duty, he rewarded him with lot of hay and other perks and
became his favorite pet.
The dog’s life didn’t change much, except that now the donkey was more
motivated in doing the dog’s duties as well. In the annual appraisal the
dog managed “ME” (Met Expectations) .
Soon the dog realized that the donkey is taking care of his duties and he
can enjoy his life sleeping and lazing around.
The donkey was rated as “star performer”. The donkey had to live up to his
already high performance standards. Soon he was over burdened with work and
always under pressure and now is looking for a NEW JOB … !!!!
PS: **All characters in the story are not at all imaginary.
Any resemblance to person living or dying of work is purely intentional.