Wall graphics can make a significant difference in a work environment and positively affect the culture. Corporations have realized that work environment affects culture, which in turn affects production. Well-designed workspaces are also critical for employee retention and recruitment.
Central Nine wall graphic installed on brick wall
At Central Nine Career Center, TKO Graphix installed wall graphics on a long brick wall at their facility. Before, the space was dull and boring, but after installing the vibrant graphic with shades of blue and teal, the drab gray brick wall transformed and made the space exciting and fun.
Where Can Wall Graphics Be Used?
Wall graphics may be used in place of traditional interior signage. At TKO Graphix, we use wall graphics in many different areas throughout our corporate office. From inspirational quotes in the offices of some of our executive level staff to using graphics on the endcaps of our fulfillment area shelving. There are so many areas to add life to your walls, here are a few places to think about.
- Entrance / Lobby
- Employee Break Rooms
- Production Areas
- Conference Rooms
4 Ways to Use Wall Graphics to Boost Employee Morale
Try using these ideas in your office space to help boost morale and performance.
1. A Community Wall
Creating a community wall with wall graphics can share an organization’s volunteer work. One of our favorite community wall graphics installation was for the measured marketing company PERQ. They used their wall to post images of their team volunteering in the community. PERQ also incorporated a large screen monitor and a calendar of upcoming volunteer opportunities and events. Here’s a short video about PERQ’s community wall. — PERQ: Creating a Community Wall with Adhesive Vinyl Graphics
2. Recognition Boards
Recognition boards promote a positive environment by recognizing and appreciating the contributions and achievements of teammates. Showing your appreciation has always been important but maybe even more so today.
Author Victor Lipman, in Psychology Today shared an employee survey taken during the pandemic. “These survey results were clear. Recognition still matters, arguably more now than ever. Sixty-four percent of employees felt recognition and appreciation were, “even more important while working from home.” — The Importance of Employee Recognition in a Pandemic
Photo by Paul D’Andrea
3. Historical Timeline
Wall Graphics are a popular way to display the historical timeline of a business. The use of photos and typography can result in a beautiful tribute to the history of the company. This example of a historical timeline wall graphic was designed by Well Done Marketing, an Indianapolis marketing company, for Hendricks Power Cooperative. TKO Graphix was hired to install the wall graphics. They were comprised of historical images that run throughout the building. It’s like walking through a museum. It establishes a sense of pride, commitment, and purpose and one can’t help but be impressed.
4. Mission Statement and Core Values
Displaying your mission statement and core values with wall graphics is the perfect way to promote company culture. It not only sets the tone for customers that enter your business, but also serves as a daily reminder to employees about the philosophy and the common goals of the business. That’s powerful!