Originally posted by @wolfgang59
A light-hearted look at Education but perhaps a parable for all society?
I think it ridicules right-wing and left-wing idealogies.
Enjoy & comment.
This truth/fact compromise is apparent in business too; let me give you a précis of a real example from several years ago:
Boss: sales are slow!!
Sales team: the product is priced too high
Marketing: it (the value proposition) is not about “price” (smug)
R&D: it’s about quality...(smug)
Sales team: customers are unilaterally telling us that the product is too expensive
Marketing: it’s not about price, you guys need to talk more about quality and value (inferring poor sales execution)
R&D: the product is the best in its class (smug)
Sales team: every customer agrees that the product is the best in its class but the value is compromised by the too high cost price which is impacting the retail price and consumers are choosing the next best thing.
Boss: this is unacceptable
Marketing: absolutely (nervous)
R&D: absolutely (smug)
Sales team: consumers are telling our customers that the product is too expensive.
Marketing: customers are greedy, they need to understand that by reducing their % margin and increasing volume they will still make more cash...long term because their customers will be more loyal to them.
Sales team: but their customers are already loyal to them and if we start talking about reduced margins won’t that be a deterrent to use the product as thier operational cost to retail it will go up?
Marketing: customers don’t think like that, it’s all about consumer satisfaction through the best product and loyalty. (Flakey)
R&D: this product is the best (smug)
Sales team: the competition have just published a peer reviewed multi-centre double-blind independently run study which indicated that while our product is the best, the gains are nominal for the 70% of consumers who have normal functioning glands...
Boss: is this right?
R&D: we are looking at the study and trying to understand the claims (significantly less smug)
Boss: excellent, make sure the sales team know what they are doing
Marketing: oh we will, clearly some training is needed (smug blame shifting)
Sales team: (facepalm)