In any organization, there are Bulls and there are Oxen. The functions of the Bulls are very different from those of the Oxen. But before going to the functions of the bulls and oxen, let us look into the structural differences between the two and how the structural differences define the nature of the functions to a very large extent.
BULLS ARE BULLS, BUT OXEN COULD HAVE BEEN BULLS.
Well, that is the first difference. It may look so simple, yet it is not. The farmer knows better. The simple might say that had the oxen not been castrated, they would have also matured into bulls. Yes, physiologically they are right, but the farmer factors in many other considerations which go into the making of the bulls and oxen.
The farmer looks into the pedigree of the bull calf. It has to have been SIRED by a bull that has withstood the onslaught of the cows, and sired calves that are strong if a bull calf and great milch cow if a cow calf and useful for the farmer in his business. So the farmer’s assessment is final, because his business priorities are set by him and they are the rules.
Further in any farm, just like in an Organization, there are more requirements for oxen than bulls.
THE COWS NEED BULLS, BUT THE FARMER NEEDS OXEN.
It may sound strange that the farmer needs oxen more than bulls! But the Truth is strange, as always. If one goes to the veterinary college one could see the STRAWS of eminent bulls. These are cold storaged(!) semen of eminent bulls which have sired the best cows and bulls. Remove the semen and store it for reproduction instead of FEEDING BULLS AND PUTTING UP WITH THEIR TANTRUMS! The cows just wanna get pregnant, they do not insist on the process. They just want to get rid of their ovulation failing which they call out to their farmers incessantly.
WHY AN ORGANIZATION NEEDS MORE OXEN THAN BULLS?
Bulls are a threat to the Management , as the Management itself is DISCHARGING THE PLEASANT FUNCTIONS OF THE BULLS. So who is to do the tasks and chores? Obviously the oxen. The oxen are docile, trained to the yoke, do not run away when whipped, feel guilty when whipped and conform to the expectations of the farmer, and never ever chases COWS.
This behaviour of the OXEN not only suits the priorities of the farmer, but also extracts more income to sustain the lifestyle of the farmer (the management bulls!). But the bull stamps its signature for the future generations!! In an organization, anyone who has the authority to affix his signature and if that signature has authority, then it is the signature of the BULL.
THE ONLY ERROR THAT HAPPENED IN THE LIFE OF AN OX WAS THAT, HE DID NOT RUN AWAY WHEN HE WAS TAKEN FOR CASTRATION!
THE BULL TOLD THE OX, I TOOK TO MY HEELS (HOOVES?) WHEN I FIRST ESPIED A NUTCRACKER & HERE I AM A BULL!!
I CAN BULLSHIT CAN U? THE OX WAS STUNNED.