Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Two Sides To Every Story

I was out of town recently so couldn't attend a meeting that had been arranged with Indonesian executives from an international consulting firm that provides us with information on a regular basis. We'd called the meeting to seek clarification on some of the data they supply us. Another expat and one of our local managers attended the meeting in my absence.

Upon my return I separately asked the expat and the local manager how the meeting went. The responses were as follows:

Expat - "Mate, they were unable to answer any of our questions. They had absolutely no idea how the data they give us is derived"

Local - "Pak, the meeting was very worthwhile. The consultants were able to give us a lot of useful information"

And that's the way it is.


Blogger Jakartass said...

You have, of course, asked for a full set of minutes and a multi-page report, haven't you?

5:59 PM  

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