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
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.