Flogging a Dead Horse

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Flogging a Dead Horse

Post by Vague One » Mon Sep 06, 2004 8:18 pm

Someone's come up with a variant on that supposed old 'Dakota tribal wisdom' email about what to do when you find you are riding a dead horse. Here it is:

"The tribal wisdom of the Dakota Indians, passed down from generation to generation, says that when you discover that you are riding a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismount. In many organizations, however, a whole range of far more advanced strategies are often employed, such as:

1. Change riders
2. Buy a stronger whip
3. Do nothing: "This is the way we have always ridden dead horses"
4. Visit other companies or countries to see how they ride dead horses
5. Perform a productivity study to see if lighter riders improve the dead horse's performance
6. Outsource: Hire a contractor to ride the dead horse
7. Harness several dead horses together in an attempt to increase the speed
8. Provide additional funding and/or training to increase the dead horse's performance
9. Appoint a committee to study the horse and assess how dead it actually is
10. Re-classify the dead horse as "living-impaired"
11. Develop a Strategic Plan for the management of dead horses
12. Rewrite the expected performance requirements for all horses
13. Modify existing standards to include dead horses
14. Declare that, as the dead horse does not have to be fed, it is less costly, carries lower overheads, and therefore contributes substantially more to the bottom line than many other horses
15. Promote the dead horse to a supervisory position."

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Post by nightowl » Tue Sep 07, 2004 2:08 pm

10. Re-classify the dead horse as "living-impaired"
PMSL :lol: