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Beating a Dead Horse

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> The tribal wisdom of the Dakota Indians, passed on from one generation to
> the next, says that when you discover that you are riding a dead horse,
> the
> best strategy is to dismount.
> But in modern business (and education and government) because heavy
> investment factors are taken into consideration, other strategies are
> often
> tried with dead horses, including the following:
> 1. Buying a stronger whip.
> 2. Changing riders.
> 3. Threatening the horse with termination.
> 4. Appointing a committee to study the horse.
> 5. Arranging to visit other sites to see how they ride dead horses.
> 6. Lowering the standards so that dead horses can be included.
> 7. Reclassifying the dead horse as "living-impaired."
> 8. Hiring outside contractors to ride the dead horse.
> 9. Harnessing several dead horses together to increase speed.
> 10. Providing additional funding and/or training to increase the dead
> horse's performance.
> 11. Doing a productivity study to see if lighter riders would improve the
> dead horse's performance.
> 12. Declaring that the dead horse carries lower overhead and therefore
> contributes more to the bottom line then some other horses.
> 13. Rewriting the expected performance requirements for all horses.
> And, as a final strategy:
> 14. Promoting the dead horse to a supervisory position.
post #2 of 3
USFS is a good example.
post #3 of 3
I don't know where you found this, but it speaks volumes. Superb.
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