If you believe as I do that metaphors area critical component of the alignment and energy flow of successful organizations, you may be interested in the attached link.
The author writes:
“We can’t not think metaphorically,” according to Charles Faulkner, a noted Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) writer and trainer. His premise is that most businesses operate from a particular metaphor and that it’s pretty easy to determine by walking through a company’s headquarters. Some of the more popular metaphors for business are: family, game, machine, and organism.