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Mongrel Principle - Dogs Way to Organizational Recruitment

I love dogs. I have had pedigreed dogs from a genetically fashioned birth and I have had dogs which were born out of nature's promiscuity. The result of this promiscuity typically called ' country dogs' ( and I don't know why they are called that) or mongrels.

A lot of care goes into maintenance of the pedigreed dogs. Very high infact! On the other hand the mongrels were hardier, easier to maintain and less pinching on the wallet. And frankly both gave me the same amount of love.

I also found that the mongrels were street smart and could adapt faster than pedigreed ones.
All the careful inbreeding and monitoring to make sure the bloodline was kept had weakened the dogs both in terms of intelligence and also in terms of physical health.
Which brought me to an interesting hypothesis. This can be co-related to an organisation which has had employees but nurtured within their system. No outside influences, careful nurturing and all that blah. On the other hand you hav…