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Story the race

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  • 1. Once upon a time there was an Indian rowing team
  • 2. India and Japan agreed to do an annual rowing race.Each team should contain 8 men.
  • 3. Both teams worked really hardto get in the best shape. Theday the race started bothteams were in similar condition.....the Japanese won by 1 mile.
  • 4. FINISH
  • 5. The mood in the Indian team was reallyclose to the freeze point. The topmanagement decided to win the racenext year. So they established a teamof analysts to observe the situation andrecommend an appropriate solution.
  • 6. After several detailed analysis the team found out that Japanesehad 7 rowers and only one captain.
  • 7. Of course the Indian team had 7 captains but only one rower.
  • 8. Facing such critical scenario the management showed an unexpectedwisdom: they hired the consulting company to restructure the Indianteam.
  • 9. After several months the consultants came upwith the conclusion that there were too manycaptains and too few rowers in the Indianteam. A solution was proposed based on thisanalysis: the structure of the Indian team hasto be changed!
  • 10. As of today there will be only 4 captains in the team led by 2managers, one top-manager and one rower. Besides that, theysuggested to improve the rower’s working environment and to givehim higher competencies.
  • 11. Next year the Japanese won by 2 miles.
  • 12. FINISH
  • 13. The Indian team immediatelly displaced the rower from theteam based on his unsatisfactory performance.
  • 14. But the bonus award was paid to the managementfor the strong motivation the the team showedduring the preparation phase.
  • 15. The consulting company prepared anew analysis, which showed that thestrategy was good, the motivation wasO.K. but the used tool has to beimproved. Performed by ROCE
  • 16. Currently the Indian team isdesigning a new boat.

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