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Which Way Is The Best Way?

either way

We spend a lot of time over here at Visual Solutions Group working to eliminate confusing signs.  The sad reality is they seem to multiply faster than we can eliminate them.  Possibly the biggest question we have boils down to “is anyone paying attention?”

This is an example of a sign a client sent to us from Southern California and the picture was taken in a private parking lot.  What would you do?  How would you proceed?  The issues we have with this sign are twofold.  The first issue is the obvious confusion it creates and the results of that confusion.  While that’s bad enough the second aspect of this sign that disturbs us is the potential liability which could result from the use of a sign that can only be described as intentionally confusing.  If you saw this sign what would you do?  How would you react?

Signs like this are a result of multiple failures and not the least of which comes down to peoples inability to properly communicate.  As more and more of our communication transitions to the digital world less communication happens.  The next time you are at a stop light take a look at the drivers around you and see how many of them are looking at their phones.  Those are the folks your signs need to reach and get their point across in a few split seconds… Much like digital communication is delivered.

We are the Visual Solution Group.  We help you create communication that gets your point across clearly and concisely.  Call us at 916-225-6931 or visit us at www.visualsolutiongroup.com  We get your point across!

New Calendar’s Will Be Required In A Few Days… Ready?

As hard as it is to imagine, Thanksgiving is just a few days away and Christmas and New Years are just a few days after that. Or so it seems.

As you get busy planning your end of year activities like forecasting, budgets, staffing, maintenance, projections, vacations, and even parties don’t forget that January 1, 2018 will eventually arrive. Without a physical calendar to track things you may be dead (or at least injured) in the water.  While some things can be tracked and managed on line or electronically there is still no replacement for a physical item that can be seen by everyone.

Some of the most productive people I know use all three… wall calendars, desk calendars and electronic calendars to monitor what is going on and to keep them on task. Electronic calendars are excellent for keeping track of birthdays, anniversaries and other things that repeat predictably… so is Facebook!  The greater your lack of predictability at works means the great need for a physical calendar.

The best time to think about ordering a calendar is before you need one. Most people I talk to start needing a new 2018 calendar starting about the 10th of December because things need to get put down in ink!  Reminders matter and the old adage of if you want to get something done ask someone who is already busy… They know how.  Studies repeatedly show that the most productive among us use a physical means to know what’s next.  If you make list’s you should use a calendar.  VSG can help.  We can make custom calendars of most any type you desire.  Want to know more?  Call me at 916-225-6931 and we’ll get it done!

We are the Visual Solution Group. We help you create communication that gets your point across clearly and concisely.  Call us at 916-225-6931 or visit us at www.visualsolutiongroup.com  We get your point across!