How To Inject Fun Into Your Workplace – The FUNdamentals

Successful people, and organizations, know that the secret to success in work lies partly in creating a fun work environment for themselves and others. Creating a fun workplace makes good business sense also. Fun workplaces have better morale, more productivity and creativity, and fewer turnovers.

Internationally respected leadership expert, speaker, and author Dr. John C. Maxwell once said: “When you are truly having fun in your work, creativity flows freely.” Yet, how many of us really have fun in our workplace?

Fundamentals are the building blocks of fun.
– Mikhail Baryshnikov

A lot of people equate work to stress, even if it’s something they can’t do without.  Work brings food on our tables, a roof over our heads, clothing on our backs, and a treat every once in a while.  Since we spend most of our waking hours focused on our work and with co-workers, instead of equating it to stress, how about taking a new approach and start seeing it as a place to de-stress from all other worries, a place to have fun.

Making Your Workplace More FUN:  FUNdamentals

The workplace is more than just a place to work. Your workplace is your second home.  It is where you spend 50% of your waking hours.  It’s a place where relationships are created, where learning occurs, and where we make a contribution to other people’s lives.

While many end their days feeling tired and stressed, others know that the secret to making work both productive and enjoyable requires a certain kind of attitude – and action. So how are we supposed to make work seem easier to deal with so it doesn’t eat up all our energy?

Simple Ways to Make Your Workplace More FUN:

FUNdamental #1: SMILE.  Smiling is infectious, more so if it graduates into a chuckle, or maybe even a laugh.  It is the easiest way to lighten the heaviest of air or a stressful situation.  It is the start of changing your overall perspective towards work, and if you do it often enough, you will see how far it can bring you.

FUNdamental #2: KNOW YOUR NEIGHBOR. Spend a little time each day getting to know the people you work with. It will be a lot easier to work with one another, making teamwork come naturally.  The simple act of getting to personally know the people you work with makes one feel important and needed, which is the third stage in Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs.  By providing this need, you increase employee engagement that we know is a vital component in reaching a company’s goals.

Work is love made visible.  And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy.  For if you bake bread with indifference, you bake a bitter bread that feeds but half man’s hunger.  And if you grudge the crushing of the grapes, your grudge distils a poison in the wine.  And if you sing though as angels, and love not the singing, you muffle man’s ears to the voices of the day and the voices of the night.
– The Prophet, Kahlil Gibran

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5 Tips for Making Use of Work FUNdametals:
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