The messages which we communicate in our office are very important. Not only do we communicate them to our team members, we are also communicating those messages to ourselves as well.
The messages on our walls communicate critical messages. Are they distractions or are they pointing us to the work that we need to accomplish? Are they building up the team, or are they cutting the team into pieces? Also, are they focused on the goals and objectives that we want to accomplish as an organization, or are they a distraction?
Here are some suggestions on what you want to communicate to your team members and yourself when you are in the office:
Place your organizational goals and objectives in a prominent place – and show how you are accomplishing them.
When we see what we’re accomplishing, we maintain better focus. We are consistently reminded what we need to get done on a daily basis. The intention is not to keep reminding ourselves of how we are failing, but to encourage us to stay on task.
Post your important messages and metrics in key places – and track them on a consistent basis.
Know what we are measuring and see how we are progressing. See the successes and the accomplishments. Break things down in daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual numbers. Make sure you have items you can measure and achieve.
Show the accomplishments you and your team has achieved.
When you and your team achieve something memorable, make sure you post mementos on the walls. It’s important to remember what you did and how it made everyone feel. There’s a reason why sports teams keep trophies and awards in prominent places.
Be intentional about the messages you are sending to you and your team. Also, motivate by what those messages say. Encourage by what they cause your team to remember.