PowerPoint Presentation: A Modern Fable of The Ant PowerPoint Presentation: Each day a small ant arrives at work very early and starts work immediately. She produces a lot and she was happy. PowerPoint Presentation: The chief, a lion was surprised to see that the ant was working without supervision. He thought if the ant can produce so much without supervision, wouldn’t she produce even more if she had a supervisor ! PowerPoint Presentation: So the Chief recruited a cockroach who had extensive experience as a supervisor and who was famous for writing excellent reports The cockroach first decision was to set up a clocking in attendance system. PowerPoint Presentation: He also needed a secretary to help him write and type his reports and… … he thus recruited a spider, who managed the archives and monitored all phone calls. PowerPoint Presentation: The lion was delighted with the cockroach’s reports. He even asked him to produce graphs to describe production rates and to analyse trends. These, he said will be used for presentations at Board’s meetings. PowerPoint Presentation: So the cockroach had to buy a new computer and a laser printer … and recruited a fly to manage the IT Department PowerPoint Presentation: The ant, who was once so productive and relaxed, hated this new plethora of paperwork and meetings which used up most of her time… PowerPoint Presentation: The lion came to the conclusion that it was high time to nominate a person in charge of the department where the ant worked. The position was given to the cicada, whose first decision was to buy a carpet and an ergonomic chair for his office PowerPoint Presentation: That was not all, the cicada also needed a computer and a personal assistant, who he brought from his previous department. This new employee helped him prepare a Work and Budget Control Strategic Optimisation Plan… PowerPoint Presentation: The Department where the ant works is now a sad place. Nobody laughs anymore and everybody has become upset… PowerPoint Presentation: It was at that time that the cicada convinced the boss, the lion, of the absolute necessity to start a climatic study of the environment. The boss reviewed the charges for running the ant’s department and found out that the production was less than before. PowerPoint Presentation: So he recruited the owl, a prestigious and renowned consultant to carry out an audit and suggest solutions. The owl, spent three months in the department and came up with an enormous report in several volumes… that concluded… “ THE DEPARTMENT IS OVER STUFFED…” PowerPoint Presentation: Guess who the lion fired first? PowerPoint Presentation: The ant of course… Because she showed lack of motivation and had a negative attitude.