We have always felt strongly about security at our office and we felt an upgraded security system would be advantageous. Boy, were we right! The system was installed yesterday and it has already paid off. This morning, we received a report showing there was activity in our building late last night. Our staff reviewed the video and found we had indeed had an intruder! It was the scariest, most fearsome bird we had ever seen! Well, maybe not. The poor, little bird must have flown in sometime yesterday while our shipping doors were open.
A specialized team of bird catchers (Superior staff) made attempts to guide the bird through our warehouse by trotting down the aisles, waving their hands like a 70’s-style disco. As each plan failed, we put our belief in kaizen (continuous improvement) to the test. Our attempts were nearly successful and then the bird would fly all the way across the building again and we’d start at square one. Each attempt added new ideas and tactics.
Our final, successful attempt required the effort of about 6 people. One person operated the lights for the warehouse, while others waved brooms to direct the bird towards the exit. We turned off all the lights and left a light on near our large shipping door. As we pushed the bird to a new area, we’d turn off the lights in the previous area. Eventually, the only light visible was that of the outside world. Success! The bird found the exit and flew away.
Other attempts included plates of bird seed, bird calling, bird whisperers, mind-reading, reverse psychology, aerodynamic physics, and human-to-bird telepathy.