A bird lost its way and fell to the ground due to exhaustion. Normally, this is a non story. Except the vulture is one of the world’s largest raptor. And it fell in Singapore (City state that lacks super-sized avian wildlife).
Full disclosure: This article is not about eating roadkill or wildlife. There is a reason why eating vultures a rare biblical sin. Chicken is safer and tastier.
Some readers will argue that while a vulture is technically a raptor, it is not the definition of a mighty predator. To that I reply that the vulture is pretty tough considering that it eats stuff that the other avian would not stomach.
This is pretty much what most managers want out of their subordinates. The ability to swallow anything. And now we come to my main point. Some people like to complain about workers that are not hungry enough. As one can see hungry creatures do not perform. While we are on this point, I like to point out that people without direction are also pretty ineffective. There is a reason why GPS is used by armies around the world.
Other more civilized people will suggest starving workers a little to show them who is boss. The first problem of course is that the starvation is done without medical supervision. Secondly, if starvation is so good, why are so many of its proponents having the opposite body size?
Secondly, I always noticed that all the people suggesting starvation as a motivation tool never have the same benchmark. The tech guru prefers to spend time researching tech stuff than managing people. The lean triathlete manager will never want to compete in strongman contest. The irresponsible manager looking for the better excuse. Could it be just a case of the poor workman blaming his subordinates?
So are complaints of hunger a mere fig leaf to cover for the lack of management? Are the management literally hungrier than the rest of the staff? I would say this is food for thought but I am sure that the hungry managers will just say that those words are too fattening.
The story ended on a happy note when the vulture flew on his third attempt. Mother nature does not usually give second chances.
I am sure that its belly was definitely fuller when it left than before it arrived.