[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...
Work is much more fun than fun. - Noel Coward
No man ever listened himself out of a job. - Calvin Coolidge
If you want peace, you must work for justice. - Pope Paul VI
My grandmother made dying her life's work. - Hugh Leonard
Resolve to work all of the time that you are at work. - Peter Legge
It is your work in life that is the ultimate seduction. - Pablo Picasso
Self-government won't work without self-discipline. - Paul Harvey
No man will work for your interests unless they are his. - David Seabury
Learn to work harder on yourself than you do on your job. - Jim Rohn
Early to bed, early to rise, work like hell and advertise. - Ted Turner
Deliberation is the work of many men. Action, of one alone. - Charles de Gaulle
Do your job and demand your compensation - but in that order. - Cary Grant
The work cycle is not plan/start/finish, but is wait/plan/plan. - Unknown
Work is the easiest activity man has invented to escape boredom. - Unknown
Whatever your work, dignify it with your best thought and effort. - Esther B York
Talent is no match for hard work, determination, and perseverance. - Unknown
The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today. - Elbert Hubbard
The idea of dying and coming back is what makes the Halloween films work. - Donald Pleasence
Executive ability is deciding quickly and getting somebody else to do the work. - Earl Nightingale
Leadership is the art of giving people a platform for spreading ideas that work. - Seth Godin
Blessed is he who has found his life's work; let him ask no other blessedness. - Thomas Carlyle
I believe in moderation. I work on genealogy only on days that end in 'y'. - Richard Thiesen
When the best leader's work is done the people say, 'We did it ourselves.' - Lao Tzu
I don't work out. If God wanted us to bend over, he'd put diamonds on the floor. - Joan Rivers
A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work. - Colin Powell
Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence. - Colin Powell
Liberate yourself today. At work or at home - you don't have to be how others expect you to be. - Elaine Harrison
Once an organization loses its spirit of pioneering and rests on its early work, its progress stops. - Thomas JWatson
My cell phone is acting up - I keep pressing the home button but when I look around, I'm still at work. - Unknown
Always get married in the morning. That way if it doesn't work out, you haven't wasted the whole day. - Mickey Rooney
It is our art that has an opportunity to leave a footprint in the sand. They don't wrap fish in our work. - Hugh N Jacobsen
A good manager is a man who isn't worried about his own career but the careers of those who work for him. - H.M.S. Burns
One machine can do the work of a hundred ordinary men, but no machine can do the work of one extraordinary man. - Elbert Hubbard
One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important. - Bertrand Russell
The more work you put in on your outline and getting the skeleton of your story right, the easier the process is later. - Drew Goddard
People who work in an environment where doing their best is recognized have a better chance of feeling good about their work. - Marilyn Suttle
Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em, "Certainly I can!" Then get busy and find out how to do it. - Theodore Roosevelt
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
He had a sense of irony that ruled his life, made it impossible for him to use his considerable brains in any kind of serious job. Kind of like me. - Neal Stephenson
I work as if I were going to be the next person to need a respirator. I share in the benefits I bestow on others, and my work has enriched my life. - Forrest Bird
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