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How company policies are made ;)

Although truly eye-opening, this is pretty hilarious. It is based on an actual experiment carried out in the UK.

untitledPut eight monkeys in a room. In the middle of the room is a ladder, leading to a bunch of bananas hanging from a hook on the ceiling. Each time a monkey tries to climb the ladder, all the monkeys are  sprayed with ice water, which makes them miserable.

Soon enough, whenever a monkey attempts to climb the ladder, all of  the other monkeys, not wanting to be sprayed, set upon him and beat  him up. Soon, none of the eight monkeys ever attempts to climb the ladder.

One of the original monkeys is then removed, and a new monkey is put  in
the room. Seeing the bananas and the ladder, he wonders why none of  the
other monkeys are doing the obvious. But undaunted, he immediately  begins
to climb the ladder. All the other monkeys fall upon him and  beat him
silly. He has no idea why.

However, he no longer attempts to climb the ladder. A second original
monkey is removed and replaced. The newcomer again attempts to climb  the
ladder, but all the other monkeys hammer the crap out of him.

This includes the previous new monkey, who, grateful that he’s not on  the
receiving end this time, participates in the beating because all  the other
monkeys are doing it. However, he has no idea why he’s  attacking the new

One by one, all the original monkeys are replaced.

Eight new monkeys are now in the room. None of them have ever been  sprayed
by ice water. None of them attempt to climb the ladder. All of  them will
enthusiastically beat up any new monkey who tries, without  having any idea
why. But, this is how many Company’s Policies get established!!!

And well, well, well—now we may begin to understand why some workplaces make no sense at all :)! Look around you. Is this happening where you work? Time to stand up and ask questions, no?