Thursday, December 02, 2004

Planning process - The bottom up approach

Ideal candidate for my humor blog, however given that this is such a common occurence ;-), saw it fit to put in here :)

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This is the way plans are prepared, distributed and executed in life.

In the beginning, there was the plan.

And then came the assumptions. And the assumptions were without form, And the plan was without substance. And darkness was upon the face of the workers.

And they spoke among themselves and said, "It's a crock of shit, and it stinks."

And the workers went unto their Supervisors and said, "It is a pail of dung, and we can't live with the smell."

And the Supervisors went unto their Managers and said, "It is a container of strong excrement, and none may abide by it."

And the Managers went unto their Directors and said, "It is a vessel of fertilizer, and none may abide it's strength."

And the Directors spoke among themselves, and said to one another, "It contains that which aids plant growth, and it is very strong."

And the Directors went to the Vice Presidents and said unto them, "It promotes growth, and it is very powerful."

And the Vice Presidents went to the President and said unto him, "This new plan will actively promote growth, and vigor of the company with very powerful effects."

And the President looked upon the plan, and said that it was good.

And the plan became policy.And this, my friends, is how shit happens.

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