Monday, October 20, 2014
So Called Efficiency Experts
One of my jobs to pay for college was working in a pizza shop. One afternoon I showed up for work and the store had been taken over by three "efficiency experts". During my shift they reorganized the topping station and demonstrated how to make pizzas more quickly. The problem was no one was ordering the pizzas they were making. What a waste!
This is what happens when outsiders come in and don't consult with the people actually doing the job. They don't listen and they make policies based on their superior position that have unintended consequences. Many of them still don't listen at this point and the people doing the job have to clean up the mess.
I bet the teachers reading this can think of a situation or two.