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Company Policy

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Put eight monkeys in a room. In the middle of the room is a ladder,
leading to a bunch of bananas hanging from a hook on the ceiling. Each time
a monkey tries to climb the ladder, all the monkeys are sprayed with ice
water, which makes them miserable. Sooner enough, whenever a monkey
attempts
to climb the ladder, all of the other monkeys, not wanting to be sprayed,
set upon him and beat him up. Soon, none of the eight monkeys ever attempts
to climb the ladder.

One of the original monkeys is then removed, and a new monkey is put in
the room. Seeing the bananas and the ladder, he wonders why none of the
other monkeys are doing the obvious, but, undaunted, he immediately begins
to climb the ladder. All the other monkeys fall upon him and beat him
silly.
He has no idea why. However, he no longer attempts to climb the ladder.

A second original monkey is removed and replaced. The newcomer again
attempts to climb the ladder, but all the other monkeys hammer the crap out
of
him.
This includes the previous new monkey, who, grateful that he’s not on
the receiving end this time, participates in the beating because all the
other monkeys are doing it. However, he has no idea why he’s attacking the
new
monkey.

One by one, all the original monkeys are replaced. Eight new monkeys are
now in the room. None of them have ever been sprayed by ice water. None
of them attempt to climb the ladder. All of them will enthusiastically beat
up
any new monkey who tries, without having any idea why.

And that’s how any company’s policies get established.

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