Skip to main content

"What an Awesome Reply, man!"


There should be always humor at workplace. I picked this joke since this may happen during month end pressure. Will you have guts to tell your boss...


It was a hot meeting at the office conference hall. All the people from the department had been called. The V.P was all tensed up. The mood was so bad.My friend asked me, "Hey, what is this meeting all about?

I said, "Maybe, they will decide on when to have the next meeting."

People around smiled at each other. Then the V.P started talking. It was about the recent attrition rate, that was so high. Around 10 people had put in their papers - all experienced guys. It was the quarter-end and so, work was huge.

"If we do not complete the work on time, we need to be paying heavy penalty", said the V.P.

The V.P then turned to the manager and said, "Hey... take how much ever resources you want. Recruit or take them from other departments, butcomplete the work in another 25 days. Take people and complete it, man. "


To this, the sweet manager replied "Sir, give me one wife and nine months and I shall show you results, but DON'T give me nine wives and one month. I just cannot do anything."

Everyone looked at him blank.........

The V.P was not prepared for this answer.

We looked at the manager and thought, "What an Awesome Reply, man!"

Your comments ....please...

Cheers,

Santosh Puthran

Did you like the post ? Subscribe to Management Accountant by Email


You may like to read

  1. Wits & Speech

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Learning Curve Theory

Learning Curve Theory is concerned with the idea that when a new job, process or activity commences for the first time it is likely that the workforce involved will not achieve maximum efficiency immediately. Repetition of the task is likely to make the people more confident and knowledgeable and will eventually result in a more efficient and rapid operation. Eventually the learning process will stop after continually repeating the job. As a consequence the time to complete a task will initially decline and then stabilise once efficient working is achieved. The cumulative average time per unit is assumed to decrease by a constant percentage every time that output doubles. Cumulative average time refers to the average time per unit for all units produced so far, from and including the first one made.

Major areas within management accounting where learning curve theory is likely to have consequences and suggest potential limitations of this theory.


Areas of consequence:
A Standard Costing

Poll : Does CIMA, UK qualification add value

Poll : Does pursuing CIMA, UK qualification add value to a member of ICWAI, India ? Vote on the poll and share your thoughts by commenting the blog.


Poll: Vote here

I feel that if you are a member of ICWAI and you pursue CIMA, UK qualification, you are not adding any value to your skills since you will be learning the same. Once you are qualified, you are still a Cost & Management Accountant but from UK. For an employer, I would still have same skills and training on Management Accounting.

However if you pursue qualification like Company Secretary or CPA or ACCA, your skills are enhanced with the knowledge gained during training and passing of exams. After qualification, you are bound to follow the CPD programs of ICWAI and other institute. In competitive world, employer look for people with multiple skills.

Which one promotes you as professional better against your name:
AICWA, ACMA
or AICWA, ACS
or AICWA, CPA
or AICWA, ACCA

Amazon.co.uk Widgets



Regards,

Santosh Puthran



Do you like to be up…

Resistence to Change - Approaches of Kotter and Schlesinger

The Six (6) Change Approaches of Kotter and Schlesinger is a model to prevent, decrease or minimize resistance to change in organizations.
According to Kotter and Schlesinger (1979), there are four reasons that certain people are resisting change: Parochial self-interest (some people are concerned with the implication of the change for themselves ad how it may effect their own interests, rather than considering the effects for the success of the business)Misunderstanding(communication problems; inadequate information)Low tolerance to change (certain people are very keen on security and stability in their work)Different assessments of the situation (some employees may disagree on the reasons for the change and on the advantages and disadvantages of the change process) Kotter and Schlesinger set out the following six (6) change approaches to deal with this resistance to change: Education and Communication - Where there is a lack…