The MILFactor

Ok, let me set it straight, it’s Mother-in-Law factor.

My colleague was telling me about his recent trip to Bangalore. He recounted something interesting during a meeting there.

A manager asked an engineer, “Would you be willing to relocate to Chennai for a period of time?”. The Engineer replied, “No”. Curious, the manager asked him why. Without hesitation the Engineer replied, “Because my Mother-in-law lives in Chennai.” It suddenly struck the manager that he was on a verge of uncovering something important. “Okay now, how many in the room have mother-in-laws in Chennai and are not willing to relocate there because of her”. A few hands shot up. “Then,” the manager exclaimed, “the Mother-in-law factor should be one of the considerations in choosing a site!”

In the end they didn’t really take up his suggestion, but it did leave them with some points to ponder.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: