Put 400 bricks in a room; then shut all your new employees in the room.Leave them alone and come back after six hours; then analyse the situation.
• If they are counting the bricks, put them in the accounting department.*On the Net you will find a slightly different here, and here with no clue about the author of this stuff.
• If they are recounting them, put them in auditing.
• If they have messed up the whole place with the bricks, put them in engineering.
• If they are arranging the bricks in some strange order, put them in planning.
• If they are throwing the bricks at each other, put them in operations.
• If they are sleeping, put them in security.
• If they have broken the bricks into pieces, put them in information technology (IT).
• If they are sitting idle, put them in human resources.
• If they say they have tried different combinations, they are looking for more, yet not a brick has been moved, put them in sales.
• If they have already left for the day, put them in marketing.
• If they are staring out of the window, put them in strategic planning.
• If they are talking to each other, and not a single brick has been moved, congratulate them and put them in senior management.
• Finally, if they have surrounded themselves with bricks in such a way that they can neither be seen nor heard, put them in government.
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