Thursday, August 26, 2010

Story With A Corporate Principle

The bath and the bucket story(lateral thinking, making assumptions, dangers of judging people)
We assume so many things about  people,have we ever aksed ourselves the question why? Gradually the scenario is changing but we need to change faster.Coporate communication covers all.
Given the title (on the subject of buckets..) and its quick simple message, this story is a good partner analogy to the rocks in a buckettime management story. Thestory illustrates lateral thinking, narrow-mindedness, the risks of making assumptions, and judging people and situations:Aparty of suppliers was being given a tour of a mental hospital.Oneof the visitors had made some very insulting remarks about the patients.After the tour the visitors were introduced to various members of staff in thecanteen.The rude visitor chatted to one of the security staff, Bill, a kindly and wise ex-policeman."Are they all raving loonies in here then?" said the rude man.
"Only the ones who fail the test," said Bill."What's the test?" said the man."Well,we show them a bath full of water, a bucket, a jug and an egg-cup, and we ask them what's the quickest way to empty the bath," said Bill."Oh I see, simple - the normal ones know it's the bucket, right?" No actually," said Bill, "The normal ones say pull out the plug. Should I check when there's a bed free for you?"
Don't judge people wrongly!

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