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Having Fun in the Workplace

Posted by Steve Riat on Jan 12, 2017 12:56:38 PM

Fun at Work.jpgIt is that time of year where you sit down and review 2016 and evaluate how it went.  Overall, I had a successful year.  From growing as a leader to gaining new skills, it was very productive.  Where I missed the mark is fun.   The question I began to ask myself is can you have a successful year if you didn’t have fun?  I believe the answer is No.

Don’t get me wrong, I love my job and the people around me.  My focus on getting the job done really became a task-oriented focus.  I probably won’t remember the tasks I completed, however I will remember the fun I had.  So my New Year’s resolution is to have more fun in 2017.  How exactly will I get that done?

  • Food. I am going to make some strategic dessert deliveries to the office and engage those around me in enjoying the treat and learning more about those I work with.
  • Pranks. To be honest I have been known to go a bit far on these (Just ask my wife about the times the cops had me in front of the house with the “Let me see your hands”).  I will do my best to make them small, such as the Google Easter Egg “askew”.  Just type “askew” into the Google browser and the screen will be tilted a bit.   (Close the browser and all goes back to normal)
  • Meetings Off Site. When the weather gets a bit warmer I am going to move some of our small meetings to a park bench so we can enjoy the beautiful day. 
  • Acts of Kindness. Just small deeds throughout the year to make someone’s day. 

Most days I spend more time with those at work then my family.  In 2017, I am going to focus to make not only my day better, but theirs also.  Join me in bringing the fun back.

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