Business Haiku – Some Square Wheels One illustrations
It is just so easy to do haiku with the image of the Square Wheels wagon, since it generates so many irrational thoughts about the reality of the journey, the difficulty of the people, the issues of leadership and thoughts of engagement.
Here are a few with that particular visual anchor. This first one is about the reality of the journey forward. After all, there ARE round wheels in the wagon…
Intentions are very often very good, but the intentions and the observed behavior can differ:
The ideas exist. And not implementing improvements or even listening to ideas is disheartening:
Change IS possible and the need for change is certainly apparent. The conflict is between working and improving:
You can probably guess that I have a lot of fun writing these and thinking about people and performance. My goal is to simply build awareness of the issues at hand and the opportunities that already exist for organizational performance improvement of all kinds. Some things are really simple.
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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.