Why is fun at work important? • Greater job satisfaction • Better customer service • Increased Productivity • More creativity + teamwork • Less absenteeism
Can professionalism & Fun mix? • Having fun doesn’t mean losing control or breaking rules. • Fun on the job= enjoying work while accomplishing core tasks.
Kimpton hotels & restaurants Holds a job-task-related “Housekeeping Olympics” whose events include blindfolded bed-making and the vacuum dash.
Pike’s place fish market Workers fling fish, toss off corny puns, perform CPR on a dead fish and joke around with customers.
Godaddy.com Offsite Employee Activities: White-water rafting Panning for gold Trapeze Classes
Zappos • Staff members perform “Saturday Night Live”-style skits during new hire orientation, portraying characters from the show as they act out workplace no-nos.
MMBIO-Mascot Naming Survey: Please help us name our new Zebra by taking this survey. Follow this link to the Survey:Take the Survey Or copy and paste the URL below into your internet browser:https://byu.qualtrics.com/WRQualtricsSurveyEngine/?SID=SV_2tN6P5hnT9lcQsY&_=1 Follow the link to opt out of future emails:Click here to unsubscribe
Zebra Name Nomination final picks: • Mr. Zed • Eminem (M&Mbio) • Humphrey • Sylvia
The Repurcussion: -----Original Message----- From: Joel Griffitts [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: Tuesday, October 18, 2011 2:34 PM To: MMBio Department Subject: Re: The Official Zebra Name We refuse to acknowledge the outcome of this vote, considering all the shady, back-room, bureaucratic, cyber-optic contrivances that brought it about. We call for an investigation into this matter, and a grassroots occupation of the MMBIO office until Sylvia's honor is restored. She, after all, had no opportunity in life to make a name for herself; let's not trample her honor in death. We are the 99%. We are Citizens For Sylvia.
The Response: -----Original Message----- From: R Paul Evans Sent: Tuesday, October 18, 2011 2:39 PM To: Joel Griffitts; MMBio Department Subject: RE: The Official Zebra Name To: Sylvia From: Eminem "Look, if you had, one shot, or one opportunity To seize everything you ever wanted, one moment Would you capture it? Or just let it slip, yo"
The RESULTS: Brought the department together Lightened the mood. Continues to bring smiles.
Other Fun @ Work Examples • Nerdy Science jokes board in the lunch room • Halloween Costume Contests • Annual themed summer potluck picnic Summar Luau 2013 “A head of lettuce”-Halloween Costume Contest 2013
TEAMLife Fun at Work-2014 Schedule • February: Find Your Inner Child • March: OPAC Conference • April: Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff • May: Happy Body, Happy Mind • June: Have the Courage to be Creative • July: TEAMLife Retreat • August: Be Social-Department Open House Tours • September: Laugh a Lot • October: Good Food, Good Mood • November: We’re Grateful for You! • December: Celebrate!-Christmas Party