Personal and Team Motivation

#USAMfgHour Twitter Chat Recap for June 4, 2020

On June 4, 2020, DCSC Inc. (@DCSCInc) hosted our weekly #USAMfgHour Twitter chat and asked participants, “How do you keep moving forward in a positive manner when times get tough?”  Since everyone had such amazing answers to the questions, we included them below for you to read and enjoy.

When you get out of bed in the morning, what do you do to prepare for your work day?

@GraphicProducts – Put on a grateful heart. See how I can help others.

@SpaceGuard – Put on the coffee and then focus on how to be better than yesterday

@FelixNater – Review personal goals and objectives; prayer

@DuraTech – Get the kids squared away

@Paul_Kiesche – Prioritize tasks and emails

Have you ever faced an individual that seemed to hurt your spirit or bring you down, if so what did you do?

@SpaceGuard – Rise above and continue focused on the task at hand

@GraphicProducts – Kill with kindness

@ObsidianMfg – Try to work it out with them

@Paul_Kiesche – Remember it’s about them

@SERVICECASTER – Set boundaries

What is the most important thing to do – to get a project done?

@GraphicProducts – Plan ahead, time balance, and ask for help

@CVTPlastics – Prioritize it and focus on getting done rather than perfection

@EastPointeSG – Break it up into smaller segments

@AxisNJ – Dedicate a set time and collaborate to maximize efficiency

Why do you think some projects fail?

@EastPointeSG – Lack of understanding of project / timeline

@AxisNJ – Overwork, under-organization, or lack of enthusiasm

@SERVICECASTER – lack of support or resources from others

@Duratech – procrastination 

@SpaceGuard – being rushed and “thrown” together; not on same page

What is your favorite motivational quote?

“Do All the good you can, By all the means you can, In all the ways you can, In all the places you can, At all the times you can, To all the people you can, As long as ever you can.” – John Wesley submitted by @EastPointeSG

“One small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day”  Dalai Lama submitted by @DuraTech

Try to eliminate “Should have” and “Could have” from your personal vocabulary. NOW needs to be the focus to move ahead. Submitted by @ObsidianMfg

“Teamwork makes the dream work.” Submitted by @BigelowBethany

What are some ways to motivate an entire team?

@SpaceGuard – Positivity and dependability starts with you

@DuraTech – Servant Leadership training!

@CVTPlastics – Open and honest communication

@Paul_Kiesche – Give them ownership of their responsibilities

@DynamaticOEM – Gratitude messages

The #USAMfgHour chat, held every Thursday from 2-3 PM Eastern is founded by @CVTPlastics @DCSCInc @witzshared and @SERVICECASTER.  Be sure to follow the official account for chat highlights, recaps, and information at @USAMfgHourChat and visit us on other platforms to keep in touch between chats.

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