But today I'm rambling about the power of funrabiity. Which for those who don't recognise made up words is the ability to have fun. And more specifically to have fun at work.
I don't mean playing twister on the last day before holiday or a hilarious Christmas jumper but the type of things that make you and hopefully others smile more than once or twice a year.
Obviously you can't have any fun at work that means anyone else feels excluded, or picked on. So it's a fine line to tread, but one I think you carefully should. Fun makes work good, or at least better, we shouldn't be scared to have fun at work, so why not try it.
I've read that fun:
So what could you do. Well that's up to you, i'm not running some sort of Chuckle Brothers fun consultancy here after all, but here are some ideas.....
2. Create a club.
Stop work and have a break.
Have cheese club. Have cake club. Crisp club would be nice too. These really work and create a community although crisp club can be a bit noisy.
Maybe don't have wine club or fight club though. Unless you work in a bar or a boxing club.
You could even have an old fashioned tea break and stop and chat to someone......imagine that.......
3. Stop and have a daily quiz. Just for five mins. Make things an event. Make people not want to miss that 5 mins. Make your team or your part of the office somewhere others want to be.
Work in a different place.
Stick post it notes everywhere.
Be creative. Be different. Innovate. Risk.
Create different things.
Create not wanting to miss an event.
Create fun. Have some funrability.
And that will create connection and that will make work good,
or at least better.
And watch Brene Brown if you haven't, what she says is really good.
Seya, have (more) fun
Mr Paul Wyse