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Chrm Message From: jothiramani shreya Total Posts: 32 Join Date: 11/02/2009
Rank: Executive Post Date: 18/01/2016 05:13:28 Points: 160 Location: India

Dear colleagues,

Once, three fishes lived in a pond. One evening, some fishermen passed by the pond and saw the fishes. 'This pond is full of fish', told one of them excitedly. Another said “we must come back tomorrow morning with our nets and catch these fish!' The third was heard telling, ‘We are going to face a draught soon due to poor rain this year. We will make dried- salted fish and preserve them for later use”. So saying, the fishermen left.

When the eldest of the three fishes heard this, he was troubled. He called the other fishes together and said, 'Did you hear what the fishermen said? We must leave this pond at once. The fishermen will return tomorrow and kill us all!' 

The second of the three fishes agreed. 'You are right', he said. 'We must leave the pond.' 

But the youngest fish laughed. 'You are worrying without reason', he said. 'We have lived in this pond all our lives, and no fisherman has ever come here. Why should these men return? I am not going anywhere - my luck will keep me safe.' 

The eldest of the fishes left the pond that very evening with his entire family. The second fish saw the fishermen coming in the distance early next morning and left the pond at once with all his family. The third fish refused to leave even then.

The fishermen arrived and caught all the fish left in the pond. The third fish's luck did not help him - he too was caught and killed.

The first fish foresaw the crisis ahead and acted before it arrived. The second fish acted timely at the start of crisis as it came and survived. But the fish that refused to recognize the crisis did nothing at all died. 

Moral
 
- Plan Ahead of crisis and change 
- “Wait and See” approach can cause damage to an organization
 
Regards,
 
Shreya

 

 
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