A story of ownership, or lack thereof

We found this short story. We’re not sure who wrote it, but it’s pretty brilliant so we thought we’d share it with you.

There are four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody and Nobody. There was an important job to be done and Everybody was asked to do it. Everybody was sure Somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it. Somebody got angry about that, because it was Everybody’s job. Everybody thought Anybody could do it but Nobody realised that Everybody wouldn’t do it. It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have done.

This is lousy teamwork. A healthy team is one where responsibilities are shared and everyone is rowing in the same direction. We hope you are in a team where Everybody does just this!

Thanks for reading,

Elisabet and Mandy