Every day, an Ant arrived at work, was productive and was happy.
The Chief, a lion, was surprised to see that the Ant was working without supervision.
He thought if the Ant could produce so much without supervision, wouldn’t she produce even more if he had a supervisor!
So he recruited a Cockroach who had extensive experience as supervisor and who was famous for writing excellent reports.
The Cockroach’s first decision was to set up a clocking in attendance system.
He also needed a secretary to help him write and type his reports and he recruited a Spider, who managed the archives and monitored all phone calls.
The Lion was delighted by the Cockroach’s reports and asked him to produce graphs to describe production rates and to analyze trends, so that he could use them for presentations at Board meetings.
So the Cockroach had to buy a new computer and a laser printer and recruited a fly to manage the IT department.
The Ant, who had once been so productive and relaxed, hated this new plethora of paperwork and meetings which used up most of his time.!
The lion came to the conclusion that it was high time to nominate a person in charge of the department where the Ant worked.
The position was given to the Cicada, whose first decision was to buy a carpet and an ergonomic chair for his office.
The new in-charge, the Cicada, also needed a computer and a personal assistant ,who he brought from his previous department, to help him prepare a Work and Budget Control Strategic Optimization Plan.
The Department where the Ant works is now became a sad place, where nobody laughs anymore and everybody is always upset.
It was at that time that the Cicada convinced the boss, the Lion, of the absolute necessity to start a climatic study of the environment.
Having reviewed the charges for running the Ant’s department, the lion found out that the production was much less than before.
So he recruited the Owl, a renowned consultant to carry out an audit and suggest solutions.
The owl spent months in the department and came up with an enormous report, in several volumes, that concluded: The department is over staffed..
Any guesses who’s fired?
Obviously the Ant. Because he exhibited lack of motivation and negative attitude.!