Thursday, October 23, 2014

There once was an oarsman - Parables to teach values

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to teach values

Contents Parables and stories to teach values


They concern the Chronicles that in 1994, held a competition of rowing between Japan and a Latin American country. The Japanese rowers stood out from the start and came to the finish line an hour before Latin American team.
Back to the country, sports Executive Committee met to discuss the causes of such baffling and unexpected result. The conclusions were:
1.-in the Japanese team had a team leader and ten rowers.
2. in the Latin American team had an oarsman and ten team leaders.
With the idea of improving such poor results, began a strategic planning that proposed a deep restructuring for the following year. However, the results of the competition were still more unfortunate: the Latin American team arrived two hours late. The new analysis of the Executive Committee yielded the following results:
1.-in the Japanese team had a team leader and 10 paddlers.
2. in the Latin American team, after the changes introduced by the Department of strategic planning, the composition was as follows:
a team leader
b. two Assistant team leader
c. seven heads of unit
d. a rower.
The conclusion of the Committee was unanimous and lapidary: "the rower is an incompetent". A year later was presented a new opportunity to the Latin American team. The Department of new technologies and business had launched a plan to improve productivity, introducing novel changes in the organization which, no doubt, would generate substantial increases in effectiveness, efficiency and effectiveness. They would be the key to success. The result was catastrophic. The Latin American team arrived three hours later than the Japanese. The findings revealed chilling details:
1. to embarrass, the Japanese team opted for the traditional alignment: a team leader and ten rowers.
2 Latin American computer used a novel formation consisting of:
a team leader
b. two auditors of total quality
c. an advisor of "empowerment"
d. a "downsizing" supervisor
e procedures analyst
f a technologist
(g). A controller
h. a head of unit
i. a time pointer
j a rower
After several days of grueling meetings and in-depth analysis, the Committee decided to punish the rower by removing all the bonuses and incentives reached failure and they decided to hire another rower. All the members of the Committee gave the names of some friend or relative 'really good'.
Patronage and bureaucracy are killing us. Urgent is that we cultivate the culture of effort, responsibility, work, productivity, and overcome once and for all culture rentier that was brewing in our minds and hearts on the banks of the oil Jet. Think that we are a rich country is what most prevents us from getting up poverty. Why, around the world, considered rich, is waiting for you to give you what you think that it belongs, without their effort and its production counterpart. We have developed a great culture of what we believe that we should give, our presumed rights, but we reluctant to comply seriously with our duties. If we live in a rich country, and there is poor, it is because the corrupt are left with what belongs to us all. Thus, with this simplicity, still rolling on the cliff waiting to come out below by a stroke of luck or a messianic Government that now Yes will put an end to the corrupt and put an end to all our problems. So, we exorcizamos corruption as the corrupt are always the others and still untouched our culture clientele, passive, bureaucratic, irresponsible, upstart, in which lie the roots of all corruption.
How are we going to consider us rich with 85% of Venezuelans in poverty, with nearly 20% of all unemployment, and 50% in the informal economy, with hospitals without cotton or pass, with shattered schools and nearly all collapsed services? Venezuela is a poor poor country, potentially very rich, full of possibilities into realities, it will require effort and the work of all and, therefore, an education that cultivates the effort, discipline and work as bases of progress and, therefore, you consider a tragedy any loss of time. Let us not forget that time is lost not only when there are no classes, but it is also lost when students are in the classroom without doing anything or dedicated to copying from the chalkboard or anything unimportant, to pass the time, or that does not lead to any meaningful learning. If any reason is good to suspend classes and school time it is lost for any reason or is engaged in unproductive and inconsequential facts, students are learning the value of irresponsibility, non-productivity, and laziness. Behind every economic miracle, called miracle, German, Japanese, Spanish, are always two constants: a people that believed in itself and which has undertaken its own
overcome by a job well done, taken with seriousness and responsibility. While we do not include quality as value in everything we do, and to transform our classrooms and schools in places of production (learning, values, ways of life and coexistence...), we will never go below and continue longing for an idyllic non-existent country that left us hands.

Translated for educational purposes.

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