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Delegate or Stagnate
By Tom Hyland
Last edited: Thursday, February 12, 2015
Posted: Thursday, February 12, 2015



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DELEGATE or STAGNATE

Tom Hyland - © - 2/12/15

The Title is a Principle I learned in Business Management
Way Way Back in the Late Sixties
At The University of Baltimore.

There Was Also Another Basic Tenet Called POAC ...
The Four “Action Words” (verbs) ...
Plan - Organize - Activate - Control

The Title Came Under the Last Part of Successful Management ...
CONTROL ...
And It is Probably the Most Important Aspect!

One Can Plan a Project ...
Organize the Details ...
Activate it by Assigning Personnel ...
BUT ... It will Not Succeed without “Follow-Up” !

Scheduling is a Paramount Ingredient Here ...
What if “Suzie” the Expediter calls in “Sick” ...
On the Very Last Day?
Did you have a “Back-Up” in Reserve?

You Thought All was Well ...
You Went on a Much-Needed Vacation ...
The Deadline was ... Missed ...
And Your Boss is ... Pissed!

OOPS!

As a Manager, You Cannot Do Everything Yourself!
Delegation of Specific Duties or Tasks is Necessary ... Always!

Someone Once Said, or Wrote That ...
“You Climb the Ladder of Success”
Someone Else, Probably a Tad Wiser, Changed that Premise ...
“You are Pushed Up the Ladder By ... Hiring Capable People!”

“Delegate or Stagnate”

A Manager Only Needs a Couple of “Failures”
To Learn about the “Peter Principle” ...

Getting Promoted to the Highest Level of Incompetency!

Result? Stagnation ... Next? A New “Job Search”!

*****

This Brings us to the Real “Meat” of this Treatise ...
Does This Principle Apply to ... GOD ???

HUH?

Even Though HE Is:
Omniscient - Omnipresent - Omnipotent - and - Omnidirectional ...
Could There Ever Be a Need for Delegation?
If So ... Who To?

*** CASE IN POINT ***

Population:
SEVEN BILLION ...
7,000,000,000 Souls ...

All PRAYING At the Same Time !

Lots n’ Lots n’ Lots of Signals Flying Through Space!

And ... Some of Us Wonder Why Our Prayers Aren’t Answered?

DUH ?

Did HE Delegate Some Areas of the Earth to Saint Peter?
Some to the Angels and Arch-Angels?
Some to the Other Saints?

OH ... MY GOD !!!

Please ... Not THAT!

NOT “VOICE-MAIL” !!!

*****

What IF ...
HE Did What Most American Corporations Did?
“Farm” It Out to Other Countries to Save Money?

Consider NAFTA ...
Millions of American Jobs Lost ...
Not Only Payroll Costs And Benefits Reduced ...
But Also ...
Less Payroll And Income Taxes Received in The Treasury!

DUH? How Smart Was That?

Just Think About It ...

How Many Calls and Minutes, Hours, Days ...
Does It Take Now to Actually Talk to a Human Being?
A Person Who Speaks Good English ...
That You Can Actually Understand?
On a Good Clear Line Without Static?

“Excuse Me ... Are You in India? Mexico? The Carribean?”

DUH ?

*****

Now ... Apply That Scenario ... Back to Heaven !

Could The Overload Cause a Delegation to Go Down?
DEEP DOWN ...

To HELL ... And The DEVIL n’ his Dominions !!!

NO WONDER THOSE PRAYER REQUESTS
GET SO ... “SCREWED UP” !!!

*****

“DELEGATE OR STAGNATE” !

I Did Not Create That Principle ...

Just Sayin’ ... What IF ?


© - TKH.







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Reviewed by Jane Noponen Perinacci 2/12/2015
I never studied business but this all makes sense to me!

Love ya!

Jane
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 2/12/2015
At first I thought you were just spouting old axioms that may or may not work. For example, the whole time that I was in "management," I wasn't allowed to hire a soul although I was allowed to interview a few for my boss to use the interview for hiring--he delegated that to me. I was however, allowed to secure a few graduate students as interns. They worked out well and for the most part, didn't let me down. I gave them more freedom than most of the other managers would allow because I wasn't paranoid that I would fail like so many are.

Now to your point. And I really love it! The allegory is really sweet about an overworked God (in three, I think… He must be to be schizophrenic: father son and holy ghost) delegating listening to and granting prayer wishes to all his/her minions out there. Perhaps, since he/she is master of the universe, they will be delegated to extraterrestrials that will require us to use a Rosetta Stone of an iPad to translate that buzzing in our ears when we pray to the vacuum of outer space.

Good food for thought and I'm eating it… Yum… Yum.

Ron

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