Let’s get into ‘once upon a time..’ mode! Yes the story time.
This is not a story of a king or queen, rather is a real problem faced by one of the Japan’s biggest cosmetic company. This was a case of empty soap box.
The problem started when the company received a compliant of consumer that the soap box he purchased was empty. Somehow, one of the packaged boxes went empty from the assembly line and reached the end-user. Astounded by this complaint, top management immediately put the best engineers into action to sort out the problem so that it never happened again as the goodwill of the company was at stake.
Big minds were at work, big amount was spent. Solution was found fast. X-ray machines with high resolution were found to be an apt solution which would be manned by two people.
The same problem was put forward in front of the worker group in the company, for explaining the reason for the need of X-ray machines. One of the workers stood up after listening to the problem. He wanted to provide a solution for the problem. With permission of his senior, he was allowed to present what he had thought about. Of course the seniors laughed in their minds. Nevertheless, they waited for the solution he wanted to present.
He brought an electric fan, placed in front of the assembly line and switched it on. The ones filled with soap, passed the test. The ones that were empty, flew out of the assembly line.
Moral of the story – there lies a simple solution to big problems. Always. We just need to open our eyes to see that simple solution. Like, the growing corporate frauds, increasing amount of money duped by the employees, faked salary slips, faked educational qualification, and many other such problems, the solution is – a comprehensive background verification for both small and large organizations.
Every company needs their industrial fan: background verification agency, at their gate of employment. Unsuitable candidates will be blown out of the line and the ones fit for candidature, will be considered for the post. So, let’s make a simpler world.