When you stare at a screen all day with nothing in the background, it’s easy to forget for whom and for what you’re working.
Sure, an image of your family on your desktop background is nice.
But the problem is that you never actually see that picture. It’s covered up by your work.
Here’s what you do: Go old-school with your desktop image.
Place a framed photo of your loved ones on your desk, right next to your computer screen. Put it close enough so it’s in your near-field peripheral vision.
The inspirational effect is profound.
What’s there now? Nothing? A team member’s annoying face?
Tough feeling good doing work for those things.