The Incentive Plan? Don’t Screw up or You’re Fired

I love this cartoon. This is another one of those that’s been hanging in my office for a decade and a half.

This is NOT my mindset – that if you screw up you’re fired. I think it’s a shame when things are that way.

However, as someone who’s been a part of hundreds of businesses, often trying to figure out how to keep morale up and motivate employees, ensuring that they’re on board for whatever big changes and overhauls I have to implement to keep sinking ships afloat, I certainly understand the sentiment.

What’s your favorite business cartoon?

Never Ask about Severance Pay

Never ask about severance pay

This is a hilarious Farcus cartoon that I cut out of the paper 17 years ago and have stuck up in my office.

Every time I look at it I laugh.

Sometimes, and I hate to be the one doing it, I have to give people – and entire divisions – the ax. That’s never my preference, but if I have to cut off a limb to save a body I’m going to do it.

Farcus just puts the harsh reality of those moments in cartoon form.

What do you think? Do you have a favorite business joke or cartoon? Share it with us in the comments.