The race

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The race

  1. 1. Once upon a time there was an Arabian rowing team
  2. 2. Arabian team and Japan agreed to do an annualrowing race. Each team should contain 8 men.
  3. 3. Both teams worked really hard to get in the best shape.The day the race started both teams were in similarcondition. ....the Japanese won by 1 mile.
  4. 4. FINISH
  5. 5. The mood in the Arabian team was really close to the freeze point.The top management decided to win the race next year. So theyestablished a team of analysts to observe the situation andrecommend an appropriate solution.
  6. 6. After several detailed analysis the team found out thatJapanese had 7 rowers and only one captain.
  7. 7. Of course the Arabian team had 7 captains but only one rower.
  8. 8. Facing such critical scenario the management showed an unexpectedwisdom: they hired the consulting company to restructure theArabian team.
  9. 9. After several months the consultants came up withthe conclusion that there were too many captainsand too few rowers in the Arabian team. A solutionwas proposed based on this analysis: the structureof the Arabian team has to be changed!
  10. 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. 11. Next year the Japanese won by 2 miles.
  12. 12. FINISH
  13. 13. The Arabian team immediatelly displaced the rower from theteam based on his unsatisfactory performance.
  14. 14. But the bonus award was paid to the management forthe strong motivation the the team showed during thepreparation phase.
  15. 15. The consulting company prepared a new analysis,which showed that the strategy was good, themotivation was O.K. but the used tool has to beimproved. Performed by ROCE
  16. 16. Currently the Arabian team is designing a newboat.

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