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Nov 9, 2009


Monkey & Banana Story On Company Policy

Start with a cage containing five monkeys. Inside the cage, hang a banana on a string and place a set of stairs under it. Before long, a monkey will go to the stairs and start to climb towards the banana. As soon as he touches the stairs, spray all of the monkeys with cold

After a while, another monkey makes an attempt with the same result - all the monkeys are sprayed with cold water. Pretty soon, when another monkey tries to climb the stairs, the other monkeys will try to prevent it. Now, turn off the cold water.

Remove one monkey from the cage and replace it with a new one. The new monkey sees the banana and wants to climb the stairs. To his surprise and horror, all of the other monkeys attack him. After another attempt and attack, he knows that if he tries to climb the stairs, he will be assaulted.

Next, remove another of the original five monkeys and replace it with a new one. The newcomer goes to the stairs and is attacked. The previous newcomer takes part in the punishment with enthusiasm.

Again, replace a third original monkey with a new one. The new one makes it to the stairs and is attacked as well. Two of the four monkeys that beat him have no idea why they were not permitted to climb the stairs, or why they are participating in the beating of the newest monkey.

After replacing the fourth and fifth original monkeys, all the monkeys that have been sprayed with cold water have been replaced. Nevertheless, no monkey ever again approaches the stairs.


Because as far as they know that's the way it's always been around here.

And that's how Company policy begins ...


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Superman said...

I think many company policy is come from experiences. Nice sharing with the use of monkey and banana as an example.
Policy is used to be follow and not to be broken.

Bananaz said...

Superman ~ thanks for slipping by, thought 'policies are made and meant to be broken'? haha.ക

foongpc said...

Nice story! I won't be surprised if this happens to other areas of our lives too : )

Bananaz said...

foongpc, yeah possible in some strict family environment no need to ask 'why', no 'if' and no 'but'.ക

HappySurfer said...

The effect of conditioning is real in every living being that's why it's often been said that we are all born geniuses but life (everything in it) de-geniuses us.

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