Fun at work? What crap!
That’s what old world leaders tend to say!
They say the same thing when you talk about Recognition programs. “We pay them don’t we?” is the usual response!
Can’t blame them.
HR professionals turn Fun @ Work into fun events at work. Which is not the same thing really.
To me fun is about enjoyment. Fun @ Work is about enjoyment at work. I am at work daily. Do I enjoy work Daily? That’s the question!
One quiz event a month is not going to make work fun.
Are your employees having fun AT WORK! At the work they do.
Are they stretched?
Are they challenged?
Are they spoken to and managed respectfully?
Are they recognized when they do a good job?
Do they have development plans which are seeing action? Which are supported in terms of time and budget?
Do they receive corrective inputs and counselling from their supervisors?
Are they involved in key decisions?
Do they get to engage with senior leadership on a regular basis?
Do they know where their company is going? And how it aims to manage the challenges on that path?
Now THAT’s fun at work! And when you put it like that, no one’s going to sneeze at it.
But ask me to cough up funds for an event a month, and do nothing about the above, and I’ll say “What crap! That’s not going to work!”
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