In the final part of this series, it’s so far, so good for John, the MD. But there’s still the personal issue to address.This kind of business/personal dilemma reminds John that the “pendulum” (another image) is a useful way to order ideas when apparent opposites are involved. (The ‘pendulum’ outlines the horns of the dilemma before stating the middle position, or resolution. He’s already revealed the first horn.) So, he continues….
“On the other hand, apart from preserving your bonus, this does not directly address your concern which is, I imagine, is there any way you can stay on level pegging with your Line A colleagues?”“Spot on”, is probably what everyone’s thinking, plus; “What are you going to do about it?”
“So, what can we do? We can’t go back, I believe. But one idea does come to mind. Now the emergency is over, we could provide training for those of you who’d like to apply for future Line A vacancies. I need to check the feasibility of this. But, if we can, and it’s OK with you, I’d like to do this.
Can I get back to you via the Line B team leader next week? And we’ll let the rest of you know how this turned out at next quarter’s Town Meeting. Any follow-ups, before I go to the next question?”