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The Baby Camel's Question
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Chrm Message From: shabbarsuterwala Total Posts: 18 Join Date:
Rank: Executive Post Date: 21/07/2006 14:11:54 Points: 90 Location: India

Two camels (a mother and a baby) were lazing around, when suddenly baby camel said.

Baby: "Mother, mother, can I ask you some question?"

Mother: "Sure! why son, is there something bothering you?"

Baby: "Why do camel have humps?"

Mother: "Well son, we are desert animals, we need the humps to store water and we are known to survive without water."

Baby: "Okay, then why are our legs long and our feet rounded?"

"Son, obviously they are meant for walking in the desert. You know with these legs I can move around the desert better than anyone", said the mother proudly.

Baby:"Okay, said baby camel. "then why are our eye lashes long? Sometimes it is bothering my sight." said baby camel.

Mother: "My son, those long thick eye lashes are your protective cover. They help to protect your eyes from the desert sand and wind." said mother camel with eyes brimming with pride.

Baby: "I see. So the hump is to store water when we are in the desert, the legs are for walking through the desert and these eye lashes protects my eyes from the desert...

Then what the hell are we doing here in a zoo???

The Moral of the Story :

There are some organization who are like the zoo.. where the Ability, Skills, Knowledge, and Experience are not recognized or identified or grossly under utilized.

Chrm Message From: CHRM Total Posts: 209 Join Date:  
Rank: Coach Post Date: 22/07/2006 01:18:52 Points: 1045 Location: India

Well said, practically speaking there are several camels who feel like of being in a zoo or perse an organisation where their talents and abilities stand under-utilised and they are utilised for perky tasks and functions.

Though we are in an era where we talk of knowledge management, talent acquisition and competencies, there is yet to be awareness of the fact that talent is being depleted each day in every one of five organisations today due to individual whims & fancies. Companies should also stop just focussing on their so-called people values and concentrate on working in alignment of the same wit their workforce. Values are not to be hung up on walls to portray that we are a global setup but rather remove those hung banners and incorporate the values in their teams. Unless effective talents and abilities are nurtured there'll certainly be many of us being camels in zoo's.



"To must stay in the game" - Claude Bristol

Chrm Message From: shabbarsuterwala Total Posts: 18 Join Date:  
Rank: Executive Post Date: 22/07/2006 21:39:55 Points: 90 Location: India

Rightly said Saumil, the Organisation needs to focus their attention on the Camels.

Also, on the other hand, although the Camel does not have any Choice as such to break away from the "ZOO", we have this facilty to exit from the ZOO and venture in to the DESERT.

My humble appeal to all the Camels, if you think you are in the ZOO - Please break free - Make Change - Take Charge - Take Courage and go all out into the the beautiful DESERT for what you are made for...!!!



Chrm Message From: Roshi Total Posts: 24 Join Date:  
Rank: Executive Post Date: 20/11/2009 06:37:51 Points: 120 Location: India

That is really a good story. Thanks for sharing.

Actually an organisation needs to undersatnd whether its employees skills are being properly utilized or not. In case the employees start thinking themselves as Camels in the ZOO they will definitely try to go away in Desert. Thus an organisation can loose talented professional so its better to keep checking that employees feel that their skills are worth important for organisation.