The Creation of Corporate Policy

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The Creation of Corporate Policy 1

In the beginning, there was the plan. And then came the assumptions. And the assumptions were without form and the plan was completely without substance. The darkness was upon the faces of the workers, and they spoke unto the Supervisors:

“It is a crock of shit, and it stinketh”

And the Supervisors went unto the Co-ordinators, and they sayeth:

“It is a pail of dung and none may abide the odour thereof”

And the Co-ordinators went unto the Managers, and they sayeth:

“It is a container of excrement, and it’s very strong, such that none may abide by it”

And the Managers went unto their Controller, and sayeth to onto him:

“It is a vessel of fertiliser, and none may abide it’s strength”

And the Controller went unto the Director, and sayeth onto him:

“It contains that which aids plant growth, and it’s very strong”

And the Director went unto the Managing Director, and sayeth:

“It promoteth growth, and it’s very powerfull”

And the Managing Director went unto the Chairman of the Board and he sayeth:

“This powerful new plan will actively promote the growth and efficiency of the organisation and engineering in particular”

And the Chairman looked upon the plan, and saw that it was good.

It became Company Policy.