When people come to our office their first comment is always about the great views from the 34th floor on the edge of North Buckhead. Their second comment is almost always about the large LCD scoreboard we have in the lobby. People aren’t used to seeing a company’s current results(including revenues) and goals for the quarter prominently displayed for everyone to see. The LCD scoreboard sets the tone: results matter and we’re transparent about our progress.
Here are some benefits of the LCD scoreboard setting the tone:
- Everyone knows exactly where we stand on a daily basis via the LCD scoreboard in the lobby and the same Google Spreadsheet on the homepage of our intranet
- We believe in transparency and accountability the moment you walk in the door
- When things are going well, or not well, peer congratulations or peer pressure reinforce that everyone’s in it together
The LCD scoreboard seemed like overkill when we first did it because of the cost and effort but I can confidently say it was easily worth it.
What else? What are your thoughts on using tools like an LCD scoreboard to set the tone?