Posted by: buzina | September 17, 2009

What is the difference between being affected and being involved


One of the most important things in changeing peoples work environment is to get the people that are affected to be the people that are involved. Some people just don’t grasp the difference. This is where I usually use the following metaphore:

In the making of a ham and eggs sandwich the chicken is involved, while the pig is affected.

Most people tend to remember the difference from that point on.

I know the story is used by many people (e.g. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Chicken_and_the_Pig) but I swear I developed it independantly and I have never heard of scrum before.


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