everydaysparks

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EverydaySparks, CEO Idea #37.

on May 1, 2012

I think I could write a separate blog about some of the ideas I have to revolutionise the corporate world. Granted, not all of them are legal / would work / are possible to implement, but those issues would be the problem of the COO, not me as the CEO. Because I said so. But today I am not writing about strategies and business plans (phew, I hear you sigh). I’m writing about how I’d decorate the hallway leading to the boardroom. Or the foyer, where visitors wait on beanbags (now there’s a status equaliser) or retro lounges. Because at EverydaySparks Inc, it’s the little things that count.

I found this collection by The French Gallery on etsy and felt that they looked suitably professional and businesslike at first glance, and suitably kooky and quirky on second glance. This would serve to both impress and confuse visitors to the office, which has got to be a good introduction to EverydaySparks Inc.

The portraits would be lined up along the wall, each with a short tribute etched on the gold(plated) plaque underneath. Something like, Entrepreneur Sir Barnaby Lion founded the company whilst studying at MIT. An irreverant but brilliant businessman, Sir Barnaby has since turned his love of hot air ballooning and space travel into a bzillion dollar empire. Or Linda Lioness joined the company as the first HR Director and kept Sir Barnaby in line whilst establishing the company as an employer of choice for women, non-smokers, ex-circus performers and people who love marshmallows. 

And With a sharp eye for detail, Dr Charles Owlinson was the company’s first lawyer, taking an active role in the many court cases brought against Sir Barnaby by competitors, customers and ex-wives. Dr Owlinson played the banjo and was a hoot at company Christmas parties. Then CIO Bernard Catman built the software and systems that were the cornerstone of the company’s early success. Bernie’s love for Sudoku puzzles was matched by his passion for badminton and he moved to Siam to lead the company’s expansion into Southeast Asia.

Anyways, you get the idea. If you would like to add these prints to your office or home, check out The French Gallery on etsy here.

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11 responses to “EverydaySparks, CEO Idea #37.

  1. LOVE them…. and love the plaques especially the bit about the love for sudoko puzzles!!

  2. JM says:

    Can we all agree that the Owl is disturbing?

  3. Steller Sea Cow says:

    Oh, I do like them. You could also have an “in memory of colleagues no longer with us” wall of extinct creatures which would include :

    Mr Barry Broad-faced Potoroo – his face was broad but his heart was big (or weak, depending on how he died-out); Martinique Muskrat – We all loved Martinique, from her musky smell to her witty office banter; Lionel Lesser Bilby – Greater Bilbys have walked these corridors but without the likes of Lionel we would not be here today………….

  4. Woman – you are wasted in HR. Truly!

    These are fantabulous! Absolutely love them, but kinda’ love your bean bag idea even more… :-)

    • Cate says:

      Ha, thanks! Can’t say when, but if it happens, you’ll definitely score an invitation to the unveiling of the portraits (and the beanbags), my friend! :-)

  5. Brissy Boi 84 says:

    Brilliant post!

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