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dead horse strategies

My husband pointed me the other day to a web site, dedicated to The Theory of Constraints and today I happened to stumble upon the page on Dead Horse Strategy.

Here is an extract:

Dakota tribal wisdom says that when you discover you’re riding a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismount.  However in business we often try other strategies with dead horses, including the following;

Buy a stronger whip.

Change riders.

Threaten the horse with termination.

Say things like, “This is the way we have always ridden this horse.”

Appoint a committee to study the horse.

What is your organization's "dead horse"?

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