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Shows Typical Approaches Used by Politicians and Business Management
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Some enlightening advice for our managers, and dare I add,
our politicians? - Sent to Us From South Africa - Enjoy!

Dakota tribal wisdom says that "when you discover you are
riding a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismount."

Contrary to the proper Dakota tribal wisdom just above, our politicians and
upper level management in large companies seem to always want to follow
the list of actions below to the final conclusion in "Number 21"

1. Buying a stronger whip.

2. Changing riders.

3. Saying things like "This is the way we always have ridden this horse".

4. Appointing a committee to study the horse.

5. Arranging to visit other sites to see how they ride dead horses.

6. Increasing the standards to ride dead horses.

7. Appointing a tiger team to revive the dead horse.

8. Creating a training session to increase our riding ability.

9. Comparing the state of dead horses in today's environment.

10. Change the requirements declaring that "This horse is not dead".

11. Hire independant contractors to ride the dead horse.

12. Harnessing several dead horses together for increased speed.

13. Declaring that "No horse is too dead to beat".

14. Providing additional funding to increase the horse's performance.

15. Do a study to see if contractors can ride it cheaper.

16. Purchase a product to make dead horses run faster.

17. Declare the horse is "better, faster and cheaper" dead.

18. Form a quality circle to find uses for dead horses.

19. Revisit the performance requirements for horses.

20. Say this horse was procured with cost as an independent variable.

And finally, when all else fails to solve the problem:

21. Promote the dead horse into a Management Position and fire the rider.

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