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BusinessBalls Tree Swing Pictures

New Tree Swing Cartoons

See the first BusinessBalls tree swing page for the original tree swing pictures, history and explanation.

These new pictures have been drawn especially for BusinessBalls.

The collection starts with re-drawn cartoons of the original tree swing cartoons, and then extends to new variations on the theme.

You can use them freely in your training and teaching; otherwise all rights are reserved.

More tree swing cartoons will be will be added.

Business is obviously responsible for a lot of very good things in this world, but along the way, it tends to create a lot of nonsense.

The tree swing cartoons remain a wonderful vehicle for illustrating the failings of business and organisations when they are not run well, and particularly when proper ethical outcomes become distorted by confused messages and self-interest.

Send your suggestions of organisational or corporate daftness that you'd like to see in a tree swing cartoon.

You are permitted to adapt the captions for your own local situations provided you send me a copy of your adaptations to share with others on this website.

BusinessBalls Tree Swing Cartoons

 treeswing - what marketing suggested
 treeswing - what management approved
 treeswing - what engineering designed
 treeswing - what was manufactured
 treeswing - what maintenance installed
 treeswing - what finance department budgeted
 treeswing - what health and safety permitted
 treeswing - what records were kept
 treeswing - what accounts department invoiced
 treeswing - what was built for the african markets
 treeswing  - what corporate value was added
 treeswing - what the digital department developed
 treeswing - chairman's announcement to shareholders
 treeswing - PR briefing to the media
 treeswing - political lobbyist offer to planners
 treeswing - funding application specification
 treeswing - public park example
 treeswing - as sold by sales department
 treeswing - what the customer wanted


 treeswing - what the customer wanted

 The quote 'It's just what I asked for, but not what I needed...' emphasises the importance of interpreting customer requirements beyond perceived 'wants' so as to understand precise 'needs'.

 Thanks W Peery (June, 2013) for the final 'What the customer needed' suggestion, and the supporting quote, 'It's just what I asked for, but not what I needed...'

Thanks to H Kroon for the suggestion of a 'Sales' tree swing, on which the 'As Sold by the Sales Department' cartoon is based.

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