Selecting the best possible idea in a group situation is challenging and is definitely a balancing act between competing forces. Mike offers six tips to help you ensure the best idea wins, plus the fun at work tip of the week and more!
In this episode Mike offers up some random, miscellaneous observations and opinions on what it takes to create a truly rocking, inspiring workplace culture. Plus a look at a bar celebrates their namesake in a fun, creative way.
Survey after survey suggests that the number one thing employees want more of in their workplace is recognition. Genuine thanks. To feel appreciated. Mike talks about the importance of trumpeting success at work, plus the fun at work tip of the week, workplace quote of the week and some wacky excuses people have given for quitting their jobs.
“Catch it on the inside” is a great motto for dealing with customer service issues, managing meetings and managing work life balance. Plus Mike’s fun at work tip offers up a great idea for getting to know employees in a fun way.
IDEO is known as one of the most innovative, creative companies in the world. Their seven values are values any company or team needs to embrace to be more innovative. And as one would expect, they have a very creative way of bringing their values to life. Plus Mike’s fun at work tip inspired by the Olympics and the CIA.
If you want everyone to feel like a VIP then create a backstage pass mentality in your workplace. Plus Mike’s fun at work tip with a new alter ego name generator use at your next meeting and a look at some of the wacky February theme days.
A look at how one company has used stand-up comedy to improve enhance their workplace culture and improve communication skills. Plus Mike’s fun at work tip looks at some fun ways to make sure your work meetings are short and sweet and end on time, and some funny options for answering machine/voice mail messages.
Why is it that some computers have a better sense of humor than some humans? This question led to this week’s topic: Anticipating needs is the key to great customer service, inspiring leadership, innovation and humor! Plus five simple and fun tips for making sure your meetings start on time and how a belly laugh a day might just be what the doctor ordered.
There’s a reason advertisers spend a lot of time trying to make us laugh. Here are three great reasons why humor can help you with any workplace communication campaign (and yes, we’ll get to the mimes). Plus Mike’s fun at work tip featuring a simple way to add humor to your voice mail, the humor quote of the week and stunning new research suggests there are no time travelers to be found online! (I can’t believe it either!)
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