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An Imperfect Country

In case you were bothered by this post, perhaps you will prefer this story:

A Japanese  company (Toyota ) and an American company (General Motors) decided to  have a canoe race on the Missouri River. Both teams practised long and  hard to reach their peak performance before the race.
On the big  day, the Japanese won by a mile.
The Americans, very discouraged  and depressed, decided to investigate the Reason for the crushing  defeat. A management team made up of senior Management was formed to  investigate and recommend appropriate action.
Their conclusion was  the Japanese had 8 people rowing and 1 person Steering, while the  American team had 8 people steering and 1 person Rowing.

Feeling  a deeper study was in order, American management hired a Consulting  company and paid them a large amount of money for a second opinion.  They advised, of course, that too many people were steering the Boat,  while not enough people were rowing.

Not sure of how to utilise  that information, but wanting to prevent Another loss to the Japanese,  the rowing team’s management structure was totally reorganized to 4  steering supervisors, 3 area steering Superintendents and 1 assistant  superintendent steering manager.
They also implemented a new  performance system that would give the 1 Person rowing the boat greater  incentive to work harder. It was called the "Rowing Team Quality First Program", with meetings, dinners and free pens
For the rower. There was  discussion of getting new paddles, canoes and Other equipment, extra  vacation days for practices and bonuses.
The next year the Japanese  won by two miles.
Humiliated, the American management laid off the rower for poor performance, halted development of a new canoe, sold the  paddles, and cancelled all capital investments for new equipment. The money saved was distributed to the Senior Executives as bonuses and the next year’s racing team was outsourced to India.
The  End.


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