If you thought I was acting information hungry always, think again and think from where would I have gotten this gene to be info-hungry. You guessed it right, my dad is the source. This article which follows was a kind of read-it-later saving which my dad had saved fifteen years ago from some magazine. Remember, this was before the age of Evernote and Instapaper! Dad wrote it down on normal-paper. I found the battered + dog-eared note recently while shifting our home. I took a few minutes to carry the legacy forward, and here is the good old article in my blog, hopefully for my kid to resurrect it someday. -- Ram.N @ramreva
The ill-effects of improper communication will be disastrous and too many channels of communication distort the message abruptly. Here is an example:
Once the M.D of a company passed an order as below, to the production director.
From M.D to Production Director:
"Tomorrow there will be total eclipse of the Sun at 9'O clock. This is something which we cannot see happen everyday. So, let the workers line up outside, in their best clothes, to watch it. To make the occasion of this rare occurence, I will presonally explain the phenomenn to them. If it is raining, we shall not be able to see it very well, and in that case, the work force should assemble in the canteen."
From the Production Director to the Production Manager:
"By the order of the M.D, there will be a total eclipse of the Sun at 9'O clock, tomorrow morning. If it is raining, we shall not be able to see it very well on site, in our best clothes. In that case, the disappearance of the Sun will be followed through in the canteen. This is something that we cannot see happen everyday."
From Production Manager to Department Manager:
"By order of our M.D, we shall foolow through in our best clothesm the disappearance of the Sun in the Canteen tomorrow at 9'O clock. The M.D will tell us, whether it is going to rain. This is something which we cannot see happen everyday."
From Department Manager to Foreman:
"If it is raining in the canteen tomorrow morning, which is something that we cannot see happen everyday, the M.D in his best clothes, will disappear at 9'o clock."
From foreman to all operators:
"Tomorrow morning at 9'O clock, the M.D will disappear. It is a pity that we cannot see this happen everyday."