Don't Make Excuses - Make Good!
Between World Wars I and II, the U.S. economy was booming - workers had choices and employers competed for their time. How to motivate and gain loyalty from a labor force that knew it could walk out the door and find more work soon? Charles Mather
, head of a family printing business in Chicago, offered employers a solution: the first motivational posters for the private workplace market
. Printed between 1923 and 1929, Mather's "Work Incentive Posters
" used strong imagery and short, clear messaging to encourage workplace values like teamwork, punctuality, safety, and loyalty
. Today, some of his 350 designs can be seen in traveling exhibitions
and poster galleries
, and Antiques Road Show
- or you can soak up some motivation from his modern-day successors at Successories
- or generate your own
. [more inside]
posted by Miko
on Oct 12, 2010 -
I've seen it happen where these types of managers have the nerve to hold this type of book up in front of a group of people and imply the problem is the workforce for not choosing to be happy about poor leadership.
From an Amazon review
. I've been motivated with that twice. A friend of mine was encouraged to take The Flight of the Buffalo
and another is going to a sponsored Dale Carnegie
class. So, who's moved your cheese?
posted by pieoverdone
on Jul 26, 2004 -
If you've ever worked in retail, you MUST download this song.
Apparently, back in the mid 1960's, Woolworth decided that the best way to motivate their managers was to hire one Michael Brown to compose and sing a snappy
pop tune just for them, with predictably bizarre results. Here at the store, it's become our new anthem. For more info the tune and it's creator go here
and scroll down.
posted by jonmc
on Feb 9, 2002 -
We keep hearing about this "who owes what to whom" now that Assembler
has closed, and Kaliber
But what of it? What does it mean? Are we so closed minded to think our Web world is the only one and that somehow the rest of the universe revolves around those of us privileged enough to be able to embark on it as a daily journey?
All of us feel one way or another towards this debate. Either we hate it, or love it, and what of that too? What *do* each of us want from this virtual world? Is there something here worth redeeming and at least arriving at a point to agree to disagree? Discuss?
posted by sixandone
on Jul 14, 2001 -