Why managers and engineers do not get along fine…
This is real good analogy..
A team of young budding managers were given an assignment to measure the height of a flagpole.
So the managers discussed and put up a project plan with roles and responsibilities.
The manager who was responsible for organizing the resources went out and got a ladder and a tape.
The tape measure was just the ordinary tape of 6 feet.
The lead manager assigned another manager to go on top of the pole and start the measure.
They were falling off the ladders, dropping the tape measures – the whole thing was just a mess.
An engineer came along and saw what they were trying to do. He walked over pulled the flagpole out of the ground, laid it flat, measured it from end to end, gave the measurement to one of the managers and walked away!
After the engineer went away, one manager turns head to another and laughs.
“Isn’t that just like an engineer? We’re looking for height and he gives the length”
Moral of the story -
No matter how good an engineer you are, manager always finds fault in you!