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Thread Started by #mallet

A holy man was having a conversation with the Lord one day and said,"Lord, I would like to know what Heaven and Hell are like.

The Lord led the holy man to two doors. He opened one of the doors and the holy man looked in. In the middle of the room was a large round table. In the middle of the table was a large pot of stew which smelled delicious and made the holy man's mouth water. The people sitting around the table were thin and sickly. They appeared to be famished. They were holding spoons with very long handles and each found it possible to reach into the pot of stew and take a spoonful, but because the handle was longer than their arms, they could not get the spoons back into their mouths. The holy man shuddered at the sight of their misery and suffering. The Lord said, "You have seen Hell."

They went to the next room and opened the door. It was exactly the same as the first one. There was the large round table with the large pot of stew which made the holy man's mouth water. The people were equipped with the same long-handled spoons, but here the people were well nourished and plump, laughing and talking.

The holy man said, "I don't understand"." It is simple said the Lord, "it requires only one skill. You see, they have learned to feed each other. While the greedy think only of themselves."


-Its people's attitude that makes our place of work, a hell or heaven to them!!

-'Help and Seek Help' this makes all the difference to each individual's life...and makes our lives hell or otherwise.

-Success and happiness is all about effective team-work.....make it a great place to work..
28th November 2007 From India, Hyderabad
nice story :lol: :lol: Its an attitude of people which make work place a better place to live in.. Everyone should believe in give & then take policy.... :lol: :lol:
28th November 2007 From India, Raipur
Excellent story. Should place it on the noticeboard so that all employees have a chance to read it - and hopefully, work at being as co-operative as possible! Jeroo
29th November 2007 From India, Mumbai
According to me the greatest lesson that we learn is that of sharing and cooperation while working in a team/organization.
It is based on the tenet that " Winning doesnt mean that some one/others has to lose" Winning can be done together and while being achievement oriented you can reap more benfits.
Lets take the analogy of our schooltime game ( join the dots) The objective is to win the maximum no. of boxes. Now in an competeive environment with multiple organization its ok for A org to work smartly at getting a larger piece at stake as compared to others who must get lesser no. of boxes than you.
However when looking at it " within an organization" its imporatant that each team gets an equal share, everyones objective is that everyone wins, for that they budget, they strategise, they contract and wokr together as to get equal number of boxes. a team winning means that every team wins...
29th November 2007 From India, Mumbai
Hi Mallet,
That was a real wonderful and message oriented post. Thank you, and yes it depends on the attitude of hte people, the helping natured and kind hearted people shall surely gain heavens.
3rd December 2007 From India, Hyderabad
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