One should have watched a pride of Lions hunting a wildebeest or a deer, bringing the quarry down and then the pride scrambling for the choicest of cuts from the killed prey. Till the HUNTING was over there was UNITY & STRATEGY. Once the prey is brought down, then each of the lions is left to fend for himself in that melee. The rules of the FEEDING TIME are different from those of the HUNTING TIMES.
Likewise, in any organization, the rules of the HUNTING TIME are different from those of THE FEEDING TIME. For example, in a Financial organization, there is a clear cut formation. The Management form the top of the pyramid and does the macro level thinking. The management decides the terrain that it is going to hunt. For example, during RECESSION TIMES, it may come to a conclusion that the salaried class may have an uninterrupted repaying power, so grant them loans. Then the POLICY made is communicated to the Managers to hire people to IMPLEMENT in the chosen terrain. Then rules are framed and the MARKETING TEAMS are given the tasks and targets to be met. Then to be after the defaulters they hire an agency, who o the dirty job on behalf of the Company.
Right from the policy stage to the collection stage, there is the spirit of the TOP MANAGEMENT which DECIDES the course of events. The object of the organization is to maximize profits and also show its tax compliance, besides its social commitment. So till here the organization is involved in the process of HUNTING.
But the feeding TIME comes, wherein, the management has to decide the DIVIDENDS, BONUSES, ESOPs and PLOUGH BACKS for capital bolstering etc.. It is at this time that there are no rules and each person in the organization, is on his own forming groups, breaking groups, pushing his own agenda to ensure that each person gets as much as possible.
ALL the big talk of UNITY, PRIORITIES OF THE ORGANIZATION, ETHICS, MORALITY, MODERATION & DUTY , which formed the bedrock of motivation for activating the small minds of the Organization give way for specious maneuvers and subterfuges, for elbowing out the jostling crowd. That is the FEEDING TIME.
THE POINT TO BE REALIZED IS THAT MERELY BECAUSE WE HUNT TOGETHER, WE ARE NOT GOING TO EAT TOGETHER. EVEN IF WE EAT TOGETHER, THE REASONS FOR CHOOSING THE CHOICEST PIECES WOULD STILL BE WITH THE POWERFUL.
THE RULES OF THE HUNTING TIMES DO NOT APPLY TO THE FEEDING TIMES.