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Let’s all be honest with ourselves – sometimes working requires slight motivation. There’s no shame in that. The ability to motivate is both a gift and an art. This art can become especially tricky when the call to action is in correlation with going to the office. I think we can all agree that most supervisors and CEOs would love for their employees to feel motivated at all hours of the day. If you are a supervisor, odds are you don’t have time to make a stimulating speech to your employees each hour. It could prove to be time consuming. Hopefully, the incentive for your employees to be busy is not just coming from the occasional boss walk-by or brash statements, but simple inspiration. No, I’m not suggesting propaganda! However, having an aesthetic work environment makes an agreeable and all around more pleasant work experience. Waterfalls and breathtaking mountains make a far more enjoyable setting than gray or psych ward white walls. The objective is not to make you and your employees forget that you are at work. In fact, the goal is far from it. Mainly, it reminds WHY you are at work and will hopefully make those breaks to the water cooler less frequent. Artistic scenes combined with statements reminding you to never give up or to press towards success can rejuvenate both you and your workers. The desire to motivate can stem from your need to give your clients and employees a drive to succeed or simply to let them know you care about their lives. The right message to the right person can make all the difference. Of course, as a great supervisor, you already have hired the right people! Sometimes quick words of encouragement can go longer than a sit down conversation. Having these displayed conveniently in your office can let employees know that you care not only about their work, but their attitude as well. When employees’ eyes drift from the computer screen, and they will, greet them with an inspirational message to keep succeeding or with a picture that can prompt their creative genius. Whether your intention is to decorate or inspire, both goals are accomplished. If this seems like a simple and easy idea, the main reason is because it is. Even when separated, words and pictures are highly powerful. Together, their combination is both compelling and beautiful.
This idea is also great for those of you who work from home. These scenes can be the first step in decorating your home office and reminding yourself not to procrastinate. After all, you do not have the luxury of a boss reminiscing about the evils of procrastination. You do all of that yourself. Knowing your tendencies, you can choose those inspirations which are perfect for you. Afraid of taking leaps in business? Do you know that you will procrastinate on that proposal? Take initiative and encourage yourself to stay the course. No matter what your business goal is, motivational art combines the beauty of life and the inspiration of words to help you succeed.