How Shit Happens

(A reading from the Book of Management, Chapter 1)

In the beginning there was the plan, and then came the assumptions, and the assumptions were without form, and the plan was completely without substance: and the darkness was on the faces of the employees,
and they spake amongst themselves saying, "it is a crock of shit and it stinks!"
and the employees went unto their supervisors saying: "It is a pail of dung and none may abide the odor thereof."
and the supervisors went unto their managers saying, "It is a container of excrement and it is very strong, such that none may abide by it."
and the managers went unto their Division Managers, saying, "It is a vessel of fertilizer and none may abide its' strength."
and the Division Managers went unto their System Managers, saying, "It contains that which aids plant growth and it is very strong."
and the System Managers went to the general Manager, saying, "It promotes growth and is very powerful!"
and the General Manager went unto the Board, saying, "This new plan will actively promote the growth and efficiency of this organization!"
and the Board looked upon the plan and saw that it was good, and the plan became policy!

This is how shit happens.