It was never told how will you cut the elephant to small bites? Because you should have at least a good knife (or axe, meat cleaver, saw, chainsaw…). I realized this in Tasmania in the middle of the jungle.
Every day we travelled in the forest circa 40-70 km (one way), to harvest honey and handle the bee hives on the field. It was just a Leather wood season and the season of the big forest fires as well. This means after forest fire days we had clean the road with chainsaw from approximately 20-30 pc smaller tree what is in our way. Sometimes we should repeat the action on the same way back to the site in the afternoon. That was worked without any bigger problem in a several minutes. On one beautiful day when we believed all of the tree what have to come down to the road was cleaned, our elephant was lying ion the road just in front of us…
…in a form of a 100 year old Black tree
Our available knife – in this case a Husquarna chainsaw with a 55 cm long blade – seems too small. The importance of the chainsaw become less and less when it is get stuck into the tree
What is happening in case when we face with a huge problem what is step through on the daily routine tasks, where we have to forget about the schemes? Have we enough knowledge and experience to handle it? I’m sure everybody will try at least once with his/her tools, but maybe the chainsaw will be get stuck…
Can we use bigger tools originated from the company? Can we organize problem solving group? Can we associate other’s area specialist to overcome obstacles?
Let’s go back a little bit to our elephant. If I would not tell it I was learning at a professional beekeeper. There should be a fork beside the knife! After a not so long searching we let down our fork from the back of the truck. On the firk it was written: MOFFETT M4, 2 ton capacity offroad forklift J. It is an indispensable part of all professional bee keeping—sorry for that but I cannot stand my second smile .
Lajos Szabó 12.02.2016, Tasmania
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Tools cuts Ui the elephant.