Instill motivation through slogans
Many Japanese businesses start their day off with a morning
meeting, where workers line up and chant the company's slogans
as a way of inspiring motivation and loyalty, and as a means
of keeping the company's goals fresh in their minds.
What it teaches us:
On the surface this ritual may look like some kind of cultish
indoctrination, but it's the Japanese equivalent of the
motivational pep talk. Morning rallies serve as a daily
reminder of the company's long-term goals, which can get
obscured by the daily grind of individual tasks.
How we can adapt it:
Remind yourself each time you sit at your desk what you're
working for. Refresh your
in your mind, and stay aware of how
essential teamwork is to getting there. Keep a checklist
of your own slogans handy so that you can reference them
when you feel discouraged or doubtful.