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Creating a Fun, Inspiring Workplace Culture

Another Year, a Better Workplace Culture

Rather than thinking about just what you are going to do in your workplace this year,

I challenge you to think  about HOW you are  going to do things at work this year.

There is a huge opportunity  to be had by out-behaving your competition!

So take this time to take stock of the how. HOW are you going to

treat your community, the environment, your customers and

your fellow employees? Here’s a few stats to remind you of

the need to create a more positive, engaged and fun workplace:

– A 10-year study by Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton of

200,000 managers and employees found that simply saying

“thank-you” lots at work translated into bigger profits

– From the Towers Perrin firm: Organizations with the most

engaged employees (they go above and beyond what’s expected

because they have a sense of purpose and passion for what they’re

doing), 90% of employees had no plans to leave; in the places

with low levels of engagement a whopping 50% of employees were

thinking about leaving

– Companies with the most engaged employees reported a 19%

increase in operating income

– More than 100 studies have confirmed a relationship between

employee engagement and performance

How you treat each other at work has an enormous impact beyond

dollars and cents of course. It effects everyone’s moods,

stress levels, happiness and overall well-being. So think about

the simple, small things you can do, and imagine the impact

over 1, 5 or even 10 years.


Mike’s Fun at Work Tip

It’s a new year, so it’s the perfect time to set some fun goals.

If you are serious about upping the fun factor at work, then

commit to a certain number of fun events spread out over the

course of the year. Start up that Fun at Work committee, or

assign a rotating (four months works great) corporate jester

position whose duty it is to inject some spontaneous fun into

the workplace and plan some celebratory events.


Quote of the Week

“Humor is the great thing, the saving thing, after all. The minute

it crops up, all our hardnesses yield, all our irritations and resentments slip away,

and a sunny spirit takes their place.”

Mark Twain


It’s a Wacky World

January 13 is Rubber Duckie Day and this Friday the 14th is,

sadly, Dress Up Your Pet Day. My condolences to all your

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