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the theory of canoe management

  1. 1. Have you heard about the canoe theory inmanagement?! Here is the story…
  2. 2. A company X and a Japanese firmdecided to organize a canoe competition every year to compare their performance. Each team would be composed of eight people.
  3. 3. Both teams were seriously trained for this special competition. But the japanese team won!
  4. 4. ARRIVAL
  5. 5. the team of company X was really disappointed after beingdefeated. The management board decided to elaborate a new strategy to stimulate the team in order to win the competition the next year.
  6. 6. After a deep investigation, the company X found out that the japanese team had 7 rowers and one captain!
  7. 7. However, the company X team had only one rower and 7 captains!
  8. 8. The Company X president had a bright idea and proposed to hire immediately a society of professional consultants in order to analyse the structure of the X team.
  9. 9. After 2 months of hard labour, the expertsconcluded that the company X team had manycaptains and very few rowers and that theyhave to change the structure. With regularperformance and good training, Company Xteam must win the competition!
  10. 10. Here is the plan: the team would be composed of 4captains, two supervisors, one leader and one rower. Newmeasures would be adopted in order to prompt the “lonely” rower and give him more responsibilities.
  11. 11. arrivalAfter one year of hard work, the japanese team won the competition again! !
  12. 12. The Rower of company X was immediately dismissed for his bad contribution....poor guy!
  13. 13. And all the leaders of the company X havereceived a bonus as a reward for their strategic thinking!
  14. 14. By Ghizlane FERRI

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