Another funny and insightful story for office dwellers.
Homework: think about ways to avoid such things from happening within your company.
In the Beginning was the plan.
And the assumptions were without form.
And the plan was completely without substance.
And the darkness was upon the face of the workers. And they spoke among themselves saying: "It is a crock of shit, and it stinketh."
And the workers went unto their supervisors, and sayeth: "It is a pail of dung, and none can abide the odor Thereof"
And the supervisors went unto their managers and sayeth unto them, "It is a container of excrement, and it is very strong, Such that none can abide it."
And the managers went unto the directors and sayeth, "It is a vessel of fertilizer, and none can abide its strength." And the directors spoke amongst themselves, saying one to another: "It contains that which aids plant growth, and is very strong."
And the directors went unto the vice presidents and sayeth to them, "It promotes growth, and is very powerful."
And the vice presidents went unto the president, and sayeth unto him, "This new plan will actively promote growth and efficiency of this company, and certain areas in particular."
And the president looked upon the plan, and saw that it was good.
And the plan became policy.
And this is how shit happens.
It reminded me of  although they share very little.
That company really ought to have more short circuits ;)
Among those N directors at the meeting, there was Director X.
Director X thought process:
“No, this is shit. What the heck are they seeing good in this plan? This is some royal shit! I can’t believe I’m working with these morons! Can’t any of them see that this plan is a piece of crap? Are ALL of them blind?? … Maybe they know something I don’t know. I must have missed something at the other meeting when I took a nap… Oh heck, these colleagues of mine are some knowledgeable chaps, so they know what they are talking about. This plan must not be that shitty after all. What a glorious plan, actually. It promotes growth, and is very powerful.”
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