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09/22/15 Grif.Net – Beat a Dead Horse?

09/22/15 Grif.Net – Beat a Dead Horse?

A friend in Wyoming wrote about "Beating a =
Dead Horse".  He said that Dakota tribal wisdom says that when =
you discover you are riding a dead horse, the best strategy is to =
dismount. However, in business we often try other strategies with dead =
horses, including the following:

 

1. =
Buying a stronger whip.

2. =
Changing riders.

3. Say things =
like, "This is the way we have always 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 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 Cost Analysis 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

21. Promote the dead horse =
to a management position.

 

~~

Dr Bob =
Griffin

bob@grif.net www.grif.net =

"Jesus Knows Me, This I =
Love!"