An improved workplace is not as difficult to create as you may think. You can start by devising a few inspirational slogans that you can post in employee areas and elsewhere for maximum visibility. To be more meaningful, write your slogans around specific workplace issues. If you regularly incorporate such sayings into your daily routine, such as ending brief morning meetings by revisiting one or more of them, you may soon find your workplace to be an uplifting, enjoyable and productive place for employees.
By empowering your employees, you can motivate them to do their best work and take pride in their workplace. For example, if your team works on projects that require intense attention, you could create slogans like, “Never, ever quit,” or use quotations such as, “Some people dream of great accomplishments, while others stay awake and do them” (Danielle Luedtke) or “Fall down seven times, get up eight times” (Japanese proverb).
You can make major workplace improvements by enforcing safety. One way to do this is to post easy-to-remember slogans around the area. You could try rhyming phrases, which are often memorable. For example, you might write a slogan that encourages everyone to take responsibility for fixing safety issues, such as, “If you are aware of it, take care of it,” “Check yourself before you wreck yourself” or “Falling objects can be brutal if you don’t protect your noodle.”
You can improve productivity in the workplace by beginning a campaign with a slogan that offers subtle encouragement. Increase the effectiveness of your employees' work with slogans like, “Whether you think you can or you can’t you are right” (Henry Ford), “Nothing is impossible. The word itself says ‘I’m possible’” or “If you are willing to do more than you are paid to do, eventually you will be paid to do more than you do.” Rather than trying to come up with your own slogan, you could borrow one from a celebrity, such as, “If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it. It’s the hard that makes it great” (actor Tom Hanks).
Pulling your team together results in vast improvements in a workplace because everyone is focused on the same things -- success for the business as well as for themselves. Teamwork slogans can be made up of acronyms, such as, “TEAM – Together Everyone Achieves More” (Chambless), or your slogan could mirror a quote stated by any individual for whom it has already resonated, such as, “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships” (Michael Jordan).
Michelle Reynolds has been writing about business, careers and art since 1993. She was the publisher of a newsletter, “Working Parents Monthly," as well as a graphic design guidebook. Reynolds also served as human-resources director at a resort/spa for eight years. She is an artist and promotes the arts and other artists through ElegantArtisan.com, a website she developed and maintains.