September 13-16, 2020 I Wherever You Are

Why “Fun” at Work is Serious Business

Track 4: Core Competencies

Why “Fun” at Work is Serious Business

You’ve worked with someone who was fun to work with, haven’t you? A rockstar who was productive, creative and who gets good results. But for many of us in administrative roles, “fun” can feel frivolous or like a waste of time. That’s too bad, because injecting some fun into work can have big payoffs. The right kind of fun in the workplace increases motivation, productivity,  job satisfaction, creativity, collaboration and learning; it can also reduce stress and burnout. Wall Street Journal research indicates that happy employees are twice as productive and six times more energized, stay five times longer in their jobs, and take 10 times less sick leave. Happier employees help their colleagues more, achieve their goals more and are more motivated. This uplifting session will show you how fun can be your secret weapon using a variety of practical ideas and tools. Just a few of the topics we will cover:

  • Getting others to buy in to the intersection of fun and happiness and achievement
  • How to overcome boredom and dread of the routine
  • Great ways to rekindle energy, vitality and enthusiasm
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