Joined: 12 Jul 2005
|A team of young budding Managers were given an assignment to measure the
height of a flagpole. So the Managers discussed and put up a project plan
with roles and responsibilities. The manager who was responsible for
organizing the resources went out and got a ladder and a tape.
The tape measure was just the ordinary tape of 6 feet.
The lead manager assigned another manager to go on top of the pole and start
the measure. They were falling off the ladders, dropping the tape measures -
the whole thing was just a mess.
An Engineer came along and saw what they' were trying to do. He walked over
pulled the flagpole out of the ground, laid it flat, measured it from end to
end, gave the measurement to one of the managers and walked away.
After the Engineer went away, one manager turns head to another and laughs.
"Isn't that just like an engineer! We're looking for height and he gives the
Moral: No matter how good engineer you are, Managers always find fault in you