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The View from The Front and the View at The Back – some illustrations and poems

Ah, the beauty of cartoons to stimulate some thinking of how things really work in most organizations.

A few weeks ago, I started coloring the cartoons and doing some poems, limericks, Haiku and just simply annotating some of them. Might as well make a few of my ideas “more visible,” right?

Here is the motivating view from the front of the wagon:

View Front color poemBut the reality of how things work is that we also have part of the team working at the back of the wagon. There, things might just work a little differently:

How motivating is this reality View Back redTo answer that question, here are some thoughts:

View Back red poemBut we know that the above is not the best reflection of reality. THAT looks more like this:

View Back Handcuffs red 1 poemSo, given that we all understand that the reality of engagement and motivation and performance improvement is a real issue. we might do something like this:

View Back Suggestion The Answer poem

Because that reality really seems to operate like that below:

View Back Suggestion Trash limerickAh, the sheer fun of playing around.

But in my own reality of how I think about the above issues, I see a simple solution, one based on that key word: Communications.

If we are really committed to making improvements, consider this:

View Back Mission color poemSo, how am I doing with all this?

And how about this as a leadership reality. What to do, what to do, what to do…

Balance Easy Peasy poemEasy Peasy.

Scott SimmermanHave FUN out there!

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.
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Dr. Scott Simmerman

Dr. Scott Simmerman CPF, CPT 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. -- You can reach Scott at [email protected] and a detailed profile is here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/scottsimmerman/ -- Scott is the original designer of The Search for The Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine teambuilding game and the Square Wheels® images for organizational development.

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