For 2015 – The HR System – A cautionary Ancient Fable

A Fable for 2015


In the beginning… was the purchase of THE HR SYSTEM.

And then came

the revisions to Corporate work processes.

And the workflows were reviewed

but were greeted without consensus.

And it became that the HR SYSTEM was

completely without substance in the eyes of the Patrons.

And then despair

Was upon the face

of the project team members.

And they spoke amongst themselves, saying;

“It is a crock and it stinks!”

And the Project team members went unto their Team Leader, saying;

“it is a pail of dung and none may abide the odor thereof.”

And the Team Leader went unto the Group manager, saying;

“it is a container of excrement and it is very strong,

such that none may abide by it.”

And the Group Manager went unto the Department Manger, saying;

“it is a vessel of fertilizer and none many abide its strength.”

And the Department Manger went unto the Division Director, saying;

“it contains that which aids plant growth and is very strong.”

And the Division Director went unto the Board of Directors, saying;

“it promotes growth and will very powerful”

And the Board went unto the User Community, saying”

This new HR System will actively promote the growth and efficiency of the Corporation!”

“And you should, and must abide by its capabilities.”

And the Users and Patrons looked


And thought and thus decreed that it was “good.”

And the System came to be… eventually!