- Use quotes from famous leaders.
- Take inspiration from your mission statement.
- Let your employees make the design calls.
The importance of employee engagement cannot be undervalued or understated. Organizations with high employee engagement outperform those with low employee engagement by over 200%.
On the other side of that equation, a recent study found that disengaged employees cost businesses between $450 and $550 billion annually!
No Business can Afford Low Morale
There are many ways to improve engagement and inspire workplace culture. One of the first items to consider should be new decor. Wall decals are the perfect choice to inspire your employees and rally them behind your company mission.
So what should your message be? That depends on your company and maybe your employees!
Quote the Best
The Internet is a treasure trove of fantastic quotes. Just visit a site like brainyquote.com and let your imagination run wild.
But first, you’ve got some thinking to do.
In what way are you hoping to inspire your workers? What positive aspect of your company do you want to remind them of daily? Honesty? Determination? Compassion?
Before you seek out quotes from famous leaders, decide what kind of message you’re sending. Does your company have a vision to improve communication? Or solve problems? Or enhance transportation? There are inspirational messages that fit any business’ story.
Since you need to evaluate your company’s values before choosing an inspiring quote, why not take this time to revisit your mission statement?
Chances are your mission statement has some motivational magic to it. Hopefully, it’s a reflection of your hopes and dreams for the good your company can do and the goals you want to accomplish.
If it isn’t, it should be. And if it is, why not use it?
Reminding your employees of your own ideals will go a long way towards making them feel like part of your team. Let them peek behind the curtain, and they will follow you.
Quote Your Employees
Ultimately, if you want to know what your employees need to hear to be inspired, you should ask them.
As long as you’re willing to listen without judgement, you can learn a great deal from everyone. Engaged employees may be able to show you what keeps them so motivated about their jobs. Workers with lower morale can provide insight as to what’s preventing them from feeling excited when they come to work.
This is the kind of employee survey you need to conduct anyway when you’re on a mission to improve office culture, so why not use the gathered information to its fullest potential?
Not only will you have a much better idea of what famous quotes and business credos to display, you just might walk away with some quotes from your employees to put on the walls.
Building Culture Takes Time
Thoughts turn into actions, which in turn become habits. One of the most powerful ways to steer the direction of your company is to express your vision into words.
And there is no better place to spark that message than boldly across your office walls. Soon your employees will see that the future isn’t a destination, it’s right beside them on every wall in the office.
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