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Which is Innovation Reality? You make the choice…

A cartoon of Håkan Forss generated a few reactions about which might better represent organizational reality. It is a good question so I thought to post up this “Discussion Blog” that is a bit different from my normal style of doing things. Your thoughts and comments would be most appreciated.

Take these two different illustrations on roughly the same thing:

Hakan's plus SWs One combined

In Håkan Forss’ illustration on the left, we have what I see as people simply rejecting the idea of a different wheel for the wagon. (click here to see an enlarged version of that illustration)

In Square Wheels One, we have people possibly unaware that different wheels exist.

•  In your experience, is the first situation more common than the second? Are people more commonly rejecting outside ideas or unaware of them?

•  Are outsiders to the team more commonly offering suggestions with the wheels from other team members who are not actively involved?

•  Are Round Wheels generally found within the wagon? Do the round wheels in an organization already exist or do they more commonly need invention?

•  Where does “disruptive innovation” appear in all this work?

•  Where are the Lean approaches operating in either or both of these situations?

•  Is leadership actively against change or are they simply unaware of a need for it?

I certainly have my views on things, which I will elaborate on Part Two of the blog, “The Square Wheels, LEGO Controversy: Thoughts on Leadership and Engagement.

What do you think about the reality of how things
generally work in most organizations?

Please add some thoughts and comments below,

For the FUN of It!

Dr. Scott SimmermanDr. 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 scott@squarewheels.com

Follow Scott’s posts on Pinterest: pinterest.com/scottsimmerman/
Scott’s blog on Poems and Quips on Workplace Improvement is here.

LEGO® is a registered trademark of LEGO A/S, a corporation incorporated under the laws of Denmark.

Slogans about People and Performance, Illustrated with Square Wheels

Occasionally, I will see something that buzzes my brain and I will go off running in that direction because it interests me. A week ago, I saw some slogans for companies in a particular industry, so I started a collection. This then built itself into a list, which I then transformed and adapted to different cartoons.

Here are some I linked to the Square Wheels One illustration, my old stuff in the line-art style, and that I thought were cute, funny, ironic, paradoxical or just plain silly. Take a few seconds to allow the slogan to float around with the thoughts around the illustration and tell me which one or ones that you like the best. Here goes:

SWs One one-liner slogans 1

SWs One one-liner slogans 2

SWs One one-liner slogans 3

SWs One one-liner slogans 4

SWs One one-liner slogans 5

SWs One one-liner slogans 6

Are we having fun yet?

What do you think is YOUR favorite? Your thoughts and comments below would be appreciated. And please feel free to LIKE these, if you like them!

If you suggest one, I will do it up using our new LEGO versions of the theme and create a poster or similar.

Square Wheels Involvement toolYou can read about some of the new ideas we have for impacting involvement and engagement in the workplace if you click on the image above or go here to other posts in my blog or click here to go to a whole new blog on quips and one-liners and posters and similar.

Square Wheels LEGO poster of engagement and motivation

For the FUN of It!

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 scott@squarewheels.com

Follow Scott’s posts on Pinterest: pinterest.com/scottsimmerman/
Scott’s blog on themes of People and Performance is here.

Square Wheels® is a registered trademark of Performance Management Company
LEGO® is a trademark of The LEGO Group

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