WORK NEEDS TO BE FUN
WORK NEEDS TO BE FUN By, Mike Veeck
Is work supposed to be fun? A big emphatic YES – our jobs need to be FUN! Research shows that when we laugh, when we’re engaged in what we do and have fun, we’re physically and mentally healthier and we’re more productive. And this holds true professionally and personally. As employers we need to create an environment where fun and passion can flourish. . . and as employees we need to seek out organizations that respect and foster that environment.
Fun Is Good works with many companies where we find that people are so dissatisfied and actually angry. We try to help them with that. Why do we take ourselves so seriously? Why did we stop laughing and enjoying each other? I believe in hard work. . . we absolutely need to take our job responsibilities and our customer interactions very seriously – but not ourselves. When a culture is fun, open and communicative, it encourages, even celebrates mistakes – and that’s a place people want to be and do business with.