Monday, 16 June 2008

An Inspirational Poster for Your Desktop

The traditional working environment posters used to be along the lines of 'You Don't have to be Mad to Work Here But It Helps' (which I thought was a bit insensitive when I saw one in a secretary's office on a visit to Rampton Hospital back in the eighties (in my role as an NHS IT Manager I might add)).

From the nineties onwards though there was a steady creep, and I regret to say I think it might have been from the USA, of inspirational posters put up by the management to motivate the workforce. Sadly, they pushed the old jokey ones out of the offices of our land. It has been ages since I spotted 'To err is human, but to really cock things up requires a computer'.

Typically these inspirational posters have an arresting image, and an inane homily about personal growth or achievement underneath them, for example "Destiny is not a matter chance, it is a matter of choice.", "Pereserverance: What the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.", "Wisdom: Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win." - I mean, what? Can you run that one by me again please?

Thankfully, in these postmodern, cynically ironic times, motivational posters seem to be going the way of the weekend paint-balling teamwork building courses and management-speak bingo (ever played that?). What will come to fill the vacuum, I don't know. Hopefully photos of fluffy cats and bunnies.

Anyway, inspired (!) by the genre, I have created my own. Hope you like it!

p.s. click to biggify it.


  1. I stare at this one for hours at a time at my work.

    "Where there is an open window there exists limitless opportunity."

  2. Oops, the link cut off.

  3. Your first link was fine Paul.

    Or this one gives a larger image:

    Now stop staring out of the window and get some work done!


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