[Does your company have a problem in recruiting the right person for the right position? Try this simple experiment to place your employees where they belong...]
Put around 100 bricks in some particular order in a closed room with an open window. Then send 2-3 candidates into the room and close it from outside. Leave them alone, come back after 6 hours and then analyze the situation:
If they are counting and recounting the bricks - Put them in Accounts Dept.
If they are wrongly counting the bricks - Put them in Stores Dept.
If they have messed up the whole place with the bricks - Put them in Engineering.
If they are arranging the bricks in some other 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.
If they are sitting idle - Put them in Human Resource Dept.
If they have thrown the bricks out of the window - Put them in Materials Dept.
If they are clinging on to the bricks - Put them in Treasury.
If they say they have tried different combinations, yet not a brick has 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 Shipping.
If they are searching for defects - Put them in Quality Control.
If they are talking to each other and not a brick has been moved - Put them in Top Management...
So much work, so few women to do it. - Unknown
A career is a job that has gone on too long. - Jeff MacNelly
Be true to your work, your word, and your friend. - Henry David Thoreau
Never despair, but if you do, work on in despair. - Edmund Burke
Even a clock that does not work is right twice a day. - Polish Proverb
Come forth, Lazarus! And he came fifth and lost the job. - James Joyce
Get in touch with your passion and put it to work at work. - Marilyn Suttle
A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament. - Oscar Wilde
The road to the City of Emeralds is paved with yellow brick. - L. Frank Baum
Do your job and demand your compensation - but in that order. - Cary Grant
Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs. - Henry Ford
Exhibit pride in your work and humility in your accomplishments. - Unknown
The key to success? Work hard, stay focused and marry a Kennedy. - Arnold Schwarzenegger
Work before pleasure - for there is no real pleasure without work. - Unknown
Work banishes those three great evils: boredom, vice, and poverty. - Voltaire
Throwing bricks and bottles, it's like a regular inserruption. - Archie Bunker
There is an enormous number of managers who have retired on the job. - Peter F Drucker
Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else. - J.M. Barrie
The idea of dying and coming back is what makes the Halloween films work. - Donald Pleasence
People who work sitting down get paid more than people who work standing up. - Ogden Nash
Thunder is good, thunder is impressive, but it is lightning that does the work. - Mark Twain
Architecture starts when you carefully put two bricks together. There it begins. - Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
The highest reward for your work is not what you get for it, but what you become by it. - John C Maxwell
From an early age I understood that cooking was never going to be a job, it's a passion. - Gordon Ramsay
I drink maple syrup. Then I'm hyper so I just run around like crazy and work it all off. - Rachel McAdams
Get a good idea and stay with it. Dog it, and work at it until it's done, and done right. - Walt Disney
The romantic idealism of my youth has been replaced with realism and hard work at what I love. - Monique Roffey
A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him. - Sidney Greenberg
Transparency, honesty, kindness, good stewardship, even humor, work in businesses at all times. - John Gerzema
I don't like work - no man does - but I like what is in the work - the chance to find yourself. - Joseph Conrad
To me, job titles don't matter. Everyone is in sales. It's the only way we stay in business. - Harvey Mackay
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure. - Gen. Colin L. Powell
If you do a good job for others, you heal yourself at the same time, because a dose of joy is a spiritual cure. - Ed Sullivan
One of the endearing things about mathematicians is the extent to which they will go to avoid doing any real work. - Matthew Pordage
I'd rather work with someone who's good at their job but doesn't like me, than someone who likes me but is a ninny. - Sam Donaldson
In Mexico, an air-conditioner is called a "politician" because it makes a lot of noise but doesn't work very well. - Len Deighton
The essential element in personal magnetism is a consuming sincerity - an overwhelming faith in the importance of the work one has to do. - Bruce Barton
Each one must learn for himself the highest wisdom. It cannot be taught in words. Men who work cannot dream, and wisdom comes to us in dreams. - Smohalla
Science is built of facts the way a house is built of bricks; but an accumulation of facts is no more science than a pile of bricks is a house. - Henri Poincare
Lincolnshire is the Idaho of England. You were either going to drive a tractor for the rest of your life or head for the city to work in a factory. - Bernie Taupin
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