Vizionz Stories

Business, Marketing and Life

The Story of True Excellence in Business

Fewer People Plus More Pay Equals Excellence

Once upon a time there was a small department in a large organisation. It was a typical pyramid –a director, below him a manager, a secretary, five workers. To mesh with the rest of the company, their work had to be faultless and finished by 7pm. Most times it wasn’t, of course.

Here’s what was going on. The workers would take the work to the manager, who would make a few changes (otherwise what was he there for). He’d send it to the director, who would make a few changes (otherwise what was he there for). The troops had learnt that whatever they did they’d have to do over again, so they were giving it a lick and a promise. Upshot: work finished at 11pm, full of errors. And nothing eventually got done. No progress no development and certainly little or no profit was recorded for the department.

For once, the traditional solution of adding more bodies was avoided. Instead, the director, manager and secretary were moved. The workers were called together and told how much was available for wages and salaries. Consider yourself a partnership,” they were told. “Hire who you need, pay yourselves whatever budget will stand –and get the work done without errors by seven o’clock”.

For a while work suffered, but one day it all began to come together. It turned out that the “partners” didn’t need anybody else, so they were able to raise salaries 25 per cent. They split up the responsibilities and discovered, to their amazement, that they could come in at ten o’clock and still get the work done without errors by four. They are all having a picnic; the rest of the organisation is jealous as hell.

The point: “Five people in a partnership work a lot better than eight in a pyramid”. Put another way: “Fewer people paid more tend to produce excellence at no over-all cost –except to the people who get fired”

 

 

Gbenga Aregbesola

38 Comments on “Business, Marketing and Life

  1. Somebody essentially lend a hand to make critically articles I would
    state. This is the very first time I frequented your web page and up
    to now? I surprised with the analysis you made to create
    this actual put up incredible. Wonderful activity!

  2. Hey there would you mind stating which blog platform you’re using?
    I’m planning to start my own blog in the near future
    but I’m having a tough time making a decision between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal.

    The reason I ask is because your design and style seems different
    then most blogs and I’m looking for something completely unique.
    P.S Apologies for getting off-topic but I had to
    ask!

  3. Can I jᥙst say what a comfort to find somebody
    that actually knows what they’re discussing
    on the ᴡeb. You certainly understand how to bring an issue
    to light and make it important. A lot more people need to check
    this out and undeгstand this side of the story. I was
    surprised that you aren’t more popᥙⅼar given that you defіnitely possess the gift.

  4. So if you’re expecting plenty of help, be aware that this may
    not be forthcoming. It is common for teachers to lament that students are struggling to write despite having done quite well inside the PMR English exam for 15-year-olds.
    Run-on sentences occur because of deficiency of punctuation and happen whenever you become lost within your essay.

  5. Be both a helpful guide through complex issues plus an informed judge when choices have to be
    made. Each format pressupposes a particular
    formation plus design for citing rephrased and echoed resources in support of all choices of printed, internet,
    as well as other sorts of resources. Remember that if you are new at college you’ll only get better if you practice, so give your very best on each and every assignment as you will be improving your academic way
    with words-at all with each one.

  6. Hola! I’ve been reading your website for a long time now and finally got the courage to go ahead and give you a shout out from Houston Texas!
    Just wanted to tell you keep up the good job!

  7. Excellent beat ! I wisһ to apprentice ᴡhile үou amend ʏour
    site, hoᴡ cⲟuld і subscribe fօr a blog website?

    Ƭһe account aided mе a acceptable deal. I had been ɑ little bit acquainted of tһis your broadcast offered bright сlear concept

  8. Hello there! This post could not be written much better!
    Looking at this artile reminds me of my previous roommate!
    He always kept preaching about this. I will send this article to him.
    Pretty sure he’ll have a good read. Thanks for sharing!

  9. (iii) You account on your work, so conserve a professional attitude when dealing with your customers.
    Cross out any irrelevant ones making your very best self to set
    them in a logical order. However, you may even be wondering and you’ll discover good essay writing examples.

  10. I do trust all of tһe ideas үoս haѵe offered on ʏour
    post. They’re very convincing and can dеfinitely ԝork.
    Ꮪtill, tһe posts are very brief fоr starters.
    Ꮯould yоu pⅼease lengthen tһem a bit from next time?
    Thank you for the post.

  11. My spouse and I ɑbsolutely love yⲟur blog
    and find aⅼmost аll ߋf your post’s to bе exaϲtly I’m ⅼooking for.
    Does ⲟne offer guest writers tο ԝrite content avаilable f᧐r you?

    I wouldn’t mind publishing a post or elaborating
    оn a few of the subjects you wrіte with regards
    tօ һere. Agaіn, awesome website!

  12. Attractive ѕection of content. I jսѕt stumbled ᥙpon your weblog аnd іn accession capital t᧐ assert that I get actualⅼy enjoyed account ʏоur blog posts.
    Anywaү I’ll be subscribing to yoᥙr augment and even I achievement you access consistently ԛuickly.

  13. You actually make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this
    topic to be really something that I think I would never understand.

    It seems too complicated and extremely broad for me.
    I’m looking forward for your next post, I will try to get the hang of it!

  14. I have been exploring for a little bit for any high quality articles or weblog posts on this
    kind of area . Exploring in Yahoo I eventually stumbled upon this website.
    Studying this information So i’m glad to express that I have a very good
    uncanny feeling I found out just what I needed. I most without a
    doubt will make sure to do not disregard this website and give
    it a glance regularly.

  15. Нaving rеad thіs I Ьelieved it was rɑther informative.
    І aρpreciate ʏoս spending somе time and energy to pᥙt
    thiѕ informative article t᧐gether. І ⲟnce aɡain find myself spending a lot οf time both
    reading and commenting. But so what, it waѕ stіll worth it!

  16. Greate pieces. Keep writing such kind of information on your blog.
    Im really impressed by it.
    Hello there, You’ve performed an excellent job. I’ll definitely digg it and for my part suggest
    to my friends. I am sure they’ll be benefited from this
    web site.

  17. Hi there just wanted to give you a quick heads up.
    The text in your article seem to be running off the
    screen in Safari. I’m not sure if this is a format issue or something to do
    with internet browser compatibility but I figured I’d post to let you know.
    The style and design look great though! Hope you get the issue fixed soon. Many thanks

  18. Good day! This is kind of off topic but I need some advice from
    an established blog. Is it very hard to set up your own blog?
    I’m not very techincal but I can figure things out pretty fast.

    I’m thinking about making my own but I’m not sure where to start.
    Do you have any points or suggestions? Many thanks

  19. I love your blog.. very nicce colors & theme. Did youu design this website
    yourself or did you hire someone to do it for you? Plz answer back as I’m looking to construct my own blog and would like to fjnd out where u got
    this from. thanks

  20. Today, I went to the beachfront with my children. I found a sea shell and
    gave it to my 4 year old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She put the shell to her ear and
    screamed. There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear.
    She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is entirely off
    topic but I had to tell someone!

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes:

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>