March 15, 2007
The Arabic Way
The mood in the Arabian team was really close to freeze point. The top management decided to win the race next year. So they established a team of analysts to observe the situation and recommend an appropriate solution.
After several detailed analysis, the team found out that the Japanese had 7 rowers and only 1 captain.
Facing such critical scenario the management showed an unexpected wisdom: they hired a consulting company to restructure the Arabian team.
As of today, there will be 4 captains in the team led by 2 managers, one top-manager, and one rower. Besides that, they suggested to improve the rowers working environment, and to give him higher competencies.
The next year the Japanese won by two miles!
The Arabian team quickly displaced the rower based on his unsatisfactory performance.
The Bonus award was paid to the management for the strong motivation the team showed during the preparation phase.