Saturday, October 28, 2006

Monkeys v/s management policies

8 monkeys v/s management policies(a bit lengthy text

Management : *8 Monkeys* ... ..*really** very interesting*

(This is based on an actual experiment conducted in U.K.)

*Put eight monkeys in a room. In the middle of the

room is a ladder,

leading to a bunch of bananas hanging from a hook on

the ceiling.*

*Each time a monkey tries to climb the ladder, all

the monkeys are sprayed

with ice water, which makes them miserable.*


*Soon enough, whenever a monkey attempts to climb

the ladder, all of the

other monkeys, not wanting to be sprayed, set upon

him and beat him up.

Soon, none of the eight monkeys ever attempts to

climb the ladder.*


*One of the original monkeys is then removed, and a

new monkey is put in the

room. Seeing the bananas and the ladder, he wonders

why none of the other

monkeys are doing the obvious. But undaunted, he

immediately begins to climb

the ladder.*


*All the other monkeys fall upon him and beat him

silly. He has no idea why.

However, he no longer attempts to climb the ladder.*


*A second original monkey is removed and replaced.

The newcomer again

attempts to climb the ladder, but all the other

monkeys hammer the crap out

of him. This includes the previous new monkey, who,

grateful that he's not

on the receiving end this time, participates in the

beating because all the

other monkeys are doing it. However, he has no idea

why he's attacking the

new monkey.*


*One by one, all the original monkeys are replaced.

Eight new monkeys are

now in the room. None of them have ever been sprayed

by ice water. None of

them attempt to climb the ladder. All of them will

enthusiastically beat up

any new monkey who tries, without having any idea



*This is how any company's policies get


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