Coorporate Teamwork

Discussion in 'Jokes Forum' started by clemenlp, Jun 6, 2008.

  1. clemenlp

    clemenlp Diamond in the Rough

    A Japanese company (Toyota) and an American company (Ford
    Motors) decided to have a canoe race on the Missouri River.
    Both teams practiced long and hard to reach their peak performance before the race.

    On the big day, the Japanese won by a mile, The Americans,
    very discouraged and depressed, decided to investigate the reason
    for the crushing defeat.

    A management team made up of senior management was formed
    to investigate and recommend appropriate action.

    Their conclusion was the Japanese had 8 people rowing
    and 1 person steering, while the American team had 7 people steering

    and 2 people rowing.

    Feeling a deeper study was in order; American management
    hired a consulting company and paid them a large amount of money

    for a second opinion.

    They advised, of course, that too many people were steering
    the boat, while not enough people were rowing.

    Not sure of how to utilize that information, but wanting
    to prevent another loss to the Japanese, the rowing team's management

    structure was totally reorganized to 4 steering supervisors, 2 area steering

    superintendents and 1 assistant superintendent steering manager.

    They also implemented a new performance system that would
    give the 2 people rowing the boat greater incentive to work harder.

    It was called the 'Rowing Team Quality First Program with meetings,

    dinners and free pens for the rowers.

    There was discussion of getting new paddles, canoes and
    other equipment, extra vacation days for practices and bonuses.

    The pension program was trimmed to 'equal the competition' and
    some of the resultant savings were channeled into morale boosting

    programs and teamwork posters.

    The next year the Japanese won by two miles.

    Humiliated, the American management laid-off one
    rower, halted development of a new canoe, sold all the paddles,

    and canceled all capital investments for new equipment.

    The money saved was distributed to the Senior Executives
    as bonuses.

    The next year, try as he might, the lone designated rower
    was unable to even finish

    the race(having no paddles,) so he was laid off for unacceptable
    performance, all canoe equipment was sold and the next year's racing team
    was out-sourced to India.

    Sadly, the End.

    Here's something else to think about: Ford has spent the
    last thirty years moving all its' factories out of the US ,

    claiming they can't make money paying American wages.

    TOYOTA has spent the last thirty years building more than
    a dozen plants inside the US.

    The last quarter's results:

    TOYOTA makes 4 billion in profits

    While Ford racked up 9 billion in losses.

    Ford folks are still scratching their heads, and collecting bonuses...


    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

    got that straight bubba..........

  3. bullspotter

    bullspotter Senior Member

    lol sending this one to my boss....lmao
  4. jdawg240

    jdawg240 BOWNUTS

    Now theres something to think about????????????