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loyalty at work puppy

 

Imagine you have a young puppy.
Lucky you.

Your puppy is super cute. It even licks your face a lot, and that’s always a happy feeling.

Unfortunately, the puppy isn’t quite house-trained.

You keep the puppy in the living room. But the puppy constantly tears up the furniture and pees on the carpet.

You soon get pretty darn frustrated with the puppy’s behavior and the fact that it just won’t listen to what you tell it to do. But, hey, the puppy is cute and there’s that face-licking thing, so that’s gotta count for something, right?

Eventually, you get so fed up with the puppy’s behavior that you decide to do something about it. But there’s no sense in doing anything too dramatic cause, well, even though it doesn’t do what you want it to, it’s still cute as a button.

So you move the puppy from the living room into the basement.
That’ll fix everything.

Out of sight, out of mind.

But we all know what happens. The puppy continues to pee on the floor. Eventually the aroma not only bothers you but it annoys the whole family.

Plus the puppy barks a lot. Nobody can concentrate.

Oh, and it still tears things up, like the hot water heater ducts and all those other things in the basement that you don’t want torn up.

Maybe simply moving the puppy to another location wasn’t the best tactic to fix the problem, after all, eh?

So riddle me this, Rover… why the heck does this scenario play out so darn often at so many companies?