How company policy begins

Discussion in 'Jokes' started by Chopper, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. Chopper

    Chopper Senior Member

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    (This was given to me at a HD tech class in Milwaukee by the instructor)

    HOW COMPANY POLICY BEGINS

    Start with a cage containing five monkeys. Inside the cage, hang a banana on a string and place a set of stairs under it. Before long, one of the monkeys will go to the stairs and start to climb towards the banana. As soon as he touches the stairs, all of the monkeys are sprayed with cold water. After a while, another monkey makes an attempt with the same result. all the monkeys are sprayed with cold water. Pretty soon, none of the monkeys will try to climb the stairs. Now, put away the cold water. Remove one monkey from the cage and replace it with a new one. The new monkey sees the banana and wants to climb the stairs. To his surprise and horror, all of the other monkeys attack him. After another attempt and attack, he knows that if he tries to climb the stairs, he will be assaulted. Next, remove another of the original five monkeys and replace it with a new one. The newcomer goes to the stairs and is attacked. The previous newcomer takes part in the punishment with enthusiasm! Likewise, replace a third original monkey with a new one, then a fourth, then the fifth. Every time the newest monkey takes to the stairs, he is attacked. Most of the monkeys that are beating him have no idea why they were not permitted to climb the stairs or why they are participating in the beating of the newest monkey. After replacing all the original monkeys, none of remaining monkeys have ever been sprayed with cold water. Nevertheless, no monkey ever again approaches the stairs to try for the banana. Why not? Because as far as they know that's the way it's always been done around here. And that is how company policy begins.
     
  2. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Ive been in there asking why do you do it like that, cos thats the way its always been done
    there is nothing like tradition

    Brian
     
  3. geezer

    geezer Senior Member Contributor

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    That's excellent Chopper. It's funny because it's so true.
     
  4. ron1978

    ron1978 Active Member

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    so true were i work!
     
  5. sprinklerfitter669

    sprinklerfitter669 Junior Member

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    thats pretty good
     
  6. jaceddie

    jaceddie Junior Member

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    That's great. :rofl
     
  7. ultrat

    ultrat Senior Member Contributor

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    i have been there ///////////////
     
  8. Magister

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    That is almost too true to be funny.

    ... But it's still funny.

    I feel like I live that everyday.
     
  9. sharpscuba

    sharpscuba Banned

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    Too true....some of the problem with corperate world today.
     
  10. glenalt

    glenalt Junior Member

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    There is a video out and it's on utube. Just search 5 monkeys. I used it for a presentation on change. It's great.