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What impact (if any) do motivatioinal posters have on your team culture?

Rowing_fs Does your organization put these motivational posters up around the office?

Ever wonder if these have any positive impact on your team culture?  Or is it just as effective slap up a picture of a kitten?

There is a very interesting post HERE at Will Thalheimer's blog on learning and performance about this subject.

Thalheimer points to an article in the NY Times entitled "Who's Minding The Mind?" by Benedict Carey.

New studies have found that people tidy up more thoroughly when there’s a faint tang of cleaning liquid in the air; they become more competitive if there’s a briefcase in sight, or more cooperative if they glimpse words like “dependable” and “support” — all without being aware of the change, or what prompted it.

Could this mean the motivational posters actually work?

I'm looking at one in my office right now.  :-)


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