Funny how the brain works…
I got a list of slogans and tagwords for beauty products and computer software and I happened to be working on my illustrations in a powerpoint file. So, those two things crashed together and I got silly. The end result is a whole bunch of illustrations about how organizations work and themes of process improvement, leadership and the like.
I should probably figure out how to do this as a poll so you could vote for your favorite but that is probably more difficult than I would need to do to accomplish my basic goal of making you laugh, too! Literally, I am giggling as I put some of these slogans and images together here alone at my desk, which raises the simple question of, “Have I been doing this too long?”
Understand that this all started with my basic illustration, a wooden wagon rolling on wooden Square Wheels with a cargo of round rubber tires. There are many meanings and anchor points around leadership and motivation and engagement and process improvement and similar kinds of organizational and personal development themes.
And everyone needs to step back from the wagon every so often and involve and engage the team to share their ideas about new ideas and how to best implement improvements. It is all about teams and all about intrinsic motivation.
So, here are a few of my new creations. Your thoughts, reactions, ideas, issues and any new thoughts would be appreciated, for sure. Some of these are probably more obvious than others.
Yeah, there are more of these things and I keep having fun with the idea that people are dis-engaged and un-involved and that the illustrations are a simple and powerful tool to address these issues in almost any workgroup.
You can find Part Two of these captioned cartoons here
You can find Part Three, where I start rhyming, here
See my blog post on slogans around people and performance here
Have fun out there and make a difference to someone today.
Dr. Scott Simmerman is a designer of team building games and organization improvement tools. Managing Partner of Performance Management Company since 1984, he is an experienced presenter and consultant. Connect with Scott on Google+ – you can reach Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org
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