Friday, November 12, 2010

"Ducks in a Row"

If you've ever heard the saying, "get your ducks in a row", then you'll know what this painting is all about. For those of you who don't know what this saying means - I'll tell you.

First I must explain the "Silo Series",my latest series in which this painting is a part of. The business term, "the silo effect", means that each silo (a metephor for department) in a company contains information. If each department withholds information from another, then the company will fail.

"Getting your ducks in a row" is another term often used in business**. When someone, or a team, or a company needs to acheive a goal, each person and each activity needs to be aligned with one another in order for the goal to be acheived with success. For example, in a team, if one person does not agree with the goal, the goal will not be acheived. The red silo in the painting exemplifies a duck (person or activity), that is failing to communicate or is in opposition with the rest. This term however, should not be confused with assimilation.

**The exact origin of the term is debateable. Here is a link with a few theories:
ducks in a row

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