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Posted: 11/9/2001 12:43:44 PM EDT
Subject: consultants > > > > A timeless lesson on how consultants can make a difference for > > an organization... > > > > Last week, we took some friends out to a new restaurant, and noticed > > that the waiter who took our order carried a spoon in his shirt > > pocket. > > > > It seemed a little strange, but I ignored it. However, when the > > busboy brought out water and utensils, I noticed he also had a spoon in > his > > shirt pocket, then looked around the room and saw that all the staff had > > spoons in their pockets. > > > > When the waiter came back to serve our soup I asked, "Why the > > spoon?" > > > > "Well," he explained, "the restaurant's owners hired Anderson > > Consulting, experts in efficiency, in order to revamp all our > > processes. > > > > After several months of statistical analysis, they concluded that > > customers drop their spoons 73.84 percent more often than any other > > utensil. This represents a drop frequency of approximately 3 spoons per > > table per hour. If our personnel is prepared to deal with that > contingency, > > we can reduce the number of trips back to the kitchen and save 15 > man-hours > > per shift." > > > > As luck would have it I dropped my spoon and he was able to replace > > it with his spare spoon. "I'll get another spoon next time I go to the > > kitchen instead of making an extra trip to get it right now." I was > rather > > impressed. > > > > The waiter served our main course and I continued to look around. I > > then noticed that there was a very thin string hanging out of the > waiter's > > fly. Looking around, I noticed that all the waiters had the same string > > hanging from their flies. My curiosity got the better of me and before he > > walked off, I asked the waiter, "Excuse me, but can you tell me why you > > have that string right there?" > > > > "Oh, certainly!" he answered, lowering his voice. "Not everyone is > > as observant as you. That consulting firm I mentioned also found out > > that we can save time in the restroom." > > > > "How so?" > > > > "See," he continued, "by tying this string to the tip of you know > > what, we can pull it out over the urinal without touching it and that way > > eliminate the need to wash the hands, shortening the time spent in the > > restroom by 76.39 percent." > > > > "Okay, that makes sense, but if the string helps you get it out, > > how do you put it back in?" > > > > "Well," he whispered, lowering his voice even further, "I don't know > > about the others, but I use the spoon."
Link Posted: 11/9/2001 3:46:56 PM EDT
Back to the top. This is a good one.
Link Posted: 11/9/2001 3:55:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/9/2001 3:50:08 PM EDT by DaMan]
Originally Posted By garandman:..... > > how do you put it back in?" > > > > "Well," he whispered, lowering his voice even further, "I don't know > > about the others, but I use the spoon."
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That's why they don't carry meat forks or knives![:D] Daman
Link Posted: 11/9/2001 4:41:31 PM EDT
Ya made me laugh; thank you.
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