BK Blog Post
Posted by Emily Wong, Digital Editorial Intern, Berrett-Koehler Publishers.
Twelve Steps to Fun
Start with Yourself
Inspire Fun in Others
Create an Environment That Encourages Fun
Celebrate the Benefits of Fun
Eliminate Boundaries and Obstacles That Inhibit Fun
Look for the Humor in Your Situation
Follow Your Intuition. Be Spontaneous
Don't Postpone Your Fun
Make Fun Inclusive
Smile and Laugh a Lot
Become Known as "Fun Loving"
Put Fun into Action
Over the last 12 weeks I've been excerpting step-by-step the 12 principles of making fun happen at work. I've also added contemporary musings too. This project was drawn from my very first book, 301 Ways to Have Fun At Work.
Fourteen years later, during my company's 25th year, I'm circling back to to the original idea, fun. Today, fun seems to be both something people can intentionally unleash in the workplace, and, a key symptom or sign of a workplace for which a positive culture is a crucial aspect of high performance and success.
Guess what? There are many more than 12 principles. Maybe you've come up with some of your own. I'd like to learn about these additional principles.
Next week, I'll begin recapping the keys to fun at work, one per week. These will be taken from Fun Works, Creating Places Where People Love to Work.
Have greats days--as always--and think about laboring too much over labor day weekend. Good time to smell the flowers again!
Feel free to comment. It would make my day.