The Hump Day Humor-Gram, March 29, 2006, Issue Number 169

1. We Really DO Have to Stop Meeting Like This!
2. Mike’s Fun at Work Tip
3. Quote of the Week
4. It’s a Wacky, Wacky World
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1. We Really DO Have to Stop Meeting Like This!

A University of North Carolina study found that lousy
meetings have the potential to drive the best and
brightest employees away. But, the least productive
employees actually secretly like these lousy meetings,
because it gives them a break from their normal
work and a chance to socialize. The study also
suggested that about 50% of all meetings are “bad”
in some way or another.

A great reminder that if we want our meetings to be
effective and not drive people way, we better start
making them as effective as they are fun. And it needn’t
be a choice between fun and productivity, in fact,
with a little thought and creativity, you can achieve
both goals with each and every meeting.
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2. Mike’s Fun at Work Tip

Have a “fun at work photo week,” where you leave a
few disposable cameras lying around the office. Whoever
picks up the camera is required to take one picture,
before leaving it in another random location for the
next person to find. Keep passing the cameras until
the film runs out, then create a wacky wall display to
post the photos. Stand back from the wall and laugh and
laugh.
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3. Quote of the Week

“Bad is never good until worse happens.” Anon.
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4. It’s a Wacky, Wacky World

According to the American Society of Hand Therapists,
more and more office workers are complaining about
“Blackberry Thumb” and “IPod Finger” from overuse
of the handheld gadgets. Remember the good old
days when we just had to worry about paper cuts?
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Copyright Michael Kerr, 2006 mailto:mike@mikekerr.com
Reach Michael at 1-866-609-2640, http://www.MikeKerr.com.

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