Four Main Bones in Every Organization
It has been said that there are four main bones in every organization:
- The wish-bones: Wishing somebody would do something about the problem.
- The jaw-bones: Doing all the talking but very little else.
- The knuckle-bones: Those who knock everything.
- The back-bones: Those who carry the brunt of the load and do most of the work.
(Bits & Pieces, October 15, 1992, pp. 16-17).