Empathy- A Short Story!!! - Team Work
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Empathy- A Short Story!!! - Team Work

archnahr Started The Discussion:

A farmer had some puppies he needed to sell. He painted a sign advertising the pups and set about Nailing it to a post on the edge of his yard. As he was driving the last nail into the post, he Felt a tug on his overalls. He looked down into the Eyes of a little boy.

Mister," he said, "I want to buy one of your puppies."

"Well," said the farmer, as he rubbed the sweat off the back of his neck, "these puppies come from fine parents and cost a good deal of money."

The boy dropped his head for a moment. Then reaching deep into his pocket, he pulled out a handful of change and held it up to the farmer. "I've got thirty-nine cents. Is that enough to take a look?"

"Sure," said the farmer.

And with that he let out a whistle,"Here,Dolly!" he called.

Out from the doghouse and down the ramp ran Dolly followed by four little balls of fur. The little boy pressed his face against the chain link fence. His eyes danced with delight.

As the dogs made their way to the fence, the little boy noticed something else stirring inside the doghouse. Slowly another little ball appeared; this

One noticeably smaller. Down the ramp it slid. Then in a somewhat awkward manner the little pup began hobbling toward the others, doing its best to catch up....

"I want that one," the little boy said, pointing to the runt.

The farmer knelt down at the boy's side and said, "Son, you don't want that puppy. He will never be able to run and play with you like these other dogs would."

With that the little boy stepped back from the fence, reached down, and began rolling up one leg of his trousers. In doing so he revealed a steel brace running down both sides of his leg attaching itself To a specially made shoe. Looking back up at the farmer, he said, "You see sir, I don't run too well myself, and he will need Someone who understands."

The world is full of people who need someone who understands.

How good it would be if we start empathising with the weak peope in our company and life and understand them.

What Say??

mallet - Member Since: Jun 2006
Hi Archna, Excellent Story.. Very few in a company would realise this. Just this story reminded me of the the Hyderabad run. Amazing One... Keep Posting... Regards, Mallet.

sabarivenkat - Member Since: Jul 2006
Interesting.

The strength of a chain depends on the weakest link. Hence the weakest should be fortified to make it as strong as others. This is applicable to team work in professional life also.

In organisations, the weaklink on job front can be rectified by proper training. Weaklink in terms of attitude needs an analytical and practical approach. It is the responsibility of the entire team - HOD,HR and supporting team members to help the weakling align his/her attitude to the job profile. The most important is the willingness of the weakling to change.

Rgds. Venkat

Jeroo Chandiok - Member Since: Oct 2005
Archna :


'With that the little boy stepped back from the fence, reached down, and began rolling up one leg of his trousers. In doing so he revealed a steel brace running down both sides of his leg attaching itself To a specially made shoe. Looking back up at the farmer, he said, "You see sir, I don't run too well myself, and he will need Someone who understands."

The world is full of people who need someone who understands.

How good it would be if we start empathising with the weak peope in our company and life and understand them."

I totally agree.

Jeroo

santoshchavali - Member Since: Nov 2006
hey thts a good story..... but in the present world...do u think can any one practically help poor performers mainly in IT ITES........ can it be implemented???

archnahr - Member Since: Jun 2006
The weaker requires more attention, surely they do.

But there are very few people who can give them that understanding feel, really very few.

And yes it is practically possible to train a week person and make him/her do well with proper understanding of his/her needs.

Lets try this in our organisations and see the results. We can discuss the results on this thread if we have such examples.

Hope you all will do that.

Cheers

Archna

shvetanksinha - Member Since: Jun 2006
hey archana...
it was a good one...
need to post some more....
people never ignore ignorance...
so its our duty to remend people on a regular basis...
and you have initiated a good thing...
congratulations to you for that...
all the best...
shvetank..

archnahr - Member Since: Jun 2006
Thanks Shveta, I accept your congratulations whole heartedly. I believe all of us can make a difference in each other’s life as and when required through sharing the knowledge. Cheeers!! Archna

varmarashmi - Member Since: Apr 2006
Really interesting and sets one thinking. Also weak need not mean a person remains weak. The key is to work with weak employees by training and developing them, encouraging and motivating them.

Cheers
Rashmi
elearning at Kern: www.kern-comm.com

archnahr - Member Since: Jun 2006
Hi Reshami and Divisha, Thanks a lot. Yes indeed it is a touching story but this is true. Only a person with pain can understand the pain of other person. Cheers Archna



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