What's the best way to revolutionize the workplace? Forget restructuring and reengineering. Have a little fun!
Imaging sendig a pizza to your assistant's home after keeping her late at the office...or writing a "thank you" note to her spouse for being so understanding! It's not business as usual, but as management consultant Matt Weinstein makes clear, recognition and appreciation can play a vital role in boosting morale and productivity among stressed-out, overworked employees. Based on his success with some of America's best-known and most profitable companies, Weinstein presents a step-by-step plan for building an enthusiastic, high-performance team and offers hundreds of tried-and-true techniques for enhancing employee satisfaction and personal pride.
True or false: Having fun at work contributes heavily to an organization’s success!
If you have any doubts about this statement, Managing to have fun by Matt Weinstein may have some arguments to turn your thinking around.
If you already agree, the book is packed with inspiration, stories and tips to help you have more fun and play more at work.
In my thinking, fun is just one aspect of making people happy at work, but the good thing about fun is that it is:
- Available to everyone
One of my favourite stories from the book is about Ben&Jerry’s the notoriously anarchistic ice-cream manufacturer started by two Hippies. They (obviously) have no formal, corporate dress-code, so rather than “casual fridays” they sponsor “clash dressing day” where employees put on their worst matching outfits. And one time they sponsored “corporate day”, where everybody came to work in suits, ties, dresses, etc… and loved it )
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