Friday, April 8

Training is not important, learning is (and so on)...

Training is not important, learning is.
Learning is not important, doing the right thing is.
Doing the right thing is not important, having measured results is.
Having measured results is not important, having a positive ROI is.
Having a positive ROI is not important, meeting the needs of the budget holder is.
Meeting the needs of the budget holder is not important, increasing your next quarters’ funding is.
Increasing next quarters’ funding is not important, having revenue next quarter is.
Having revenue next quarter is not important, having profit next quarter is.
Having profit next quarter is not important, having the right people is.
Having the right people is not important, having the right experiences are.
Having the right experience are not important, having the right training is.

Clark Aldrich

7 comments:

Dave Lee said...

Clark - What a provocative post. I'm not sure if I should praise your Dilbert-like insightfulness or bemoan the hopelessness of an infinite loop of new management fad after new management fad.

Perhaps, a light fights through the cynical fog, your eloquence points to the fact that a successful organization is not a group of homogeneous peers, but a collection of diverse individuals working together but focused on different sub-task of the greater objective.

Or is that just another pair to add to your poem?

Thiagi said...

Thiagi says:
"The opposite of a profound truth is another profound truth". - Neils Bohr.

Clark: I love your circular reasoning. It prevents people from black-and-white thinking. Based on your "poem" I recently created an activity in the midst of a presentation on chaos and complexity. I start with the first line (such as, "money is not important, happiness is ...") and ask teams to construct additional line to create an infinite loop (that ends with "X is not important, money is"). The goal for the teams is to use as few lines as possible AND maintain a high degreeof face validity.
I called the activity "Aldrich" and explained that it is named after my mentor ...

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Anonymous said...

The fact of the matter is that organizations refuse to accept the ideas od skeptics and cynics. Everyone must "embrace" and be "passionate" abou the latest fad. Bunk! In his book "160 Degrees of Deviation: The Case for the Corporate Cynic" Jerome Alexander makes a great case for the value of skeptics an cynics. Perhaps that is ehy he is so disliked by corporate types and management toadies.

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