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Go on, have fun at work! | Future Leaders Blog

“A day without laughter is a day wasted.”
Charlie Chaplin

Work is supposed to be fun.

How much time do you think you spend at work? It’s quite a lot, isn’t it?

So why not the time you spend at work more fun.

And we don’t mean laugh-out-loud fun all the time, but whenever possible it should definitely be fun. There is after all no law against it. Laughter is a good thing – not at the expense of work of course, but as something that promotes a better work environment, better collaboration and better work results.

“Fun is good”

Dr Seuss

We don’t need to be given the permission to have fun, we can just make it more fun. It can be contagious in a really good way. When you last laughed, what was the reaction – what was the result? Think of the impact that having fun has on the environment around you.

Besides, it’s very natural to have fun. Sometimes we take work too seriously, as if work is not supposed to be enjoyable in that way. But then we are overlooking the power of fun at work, of enjoying work.

Here are some very powerful benefits that you get from laughing:

  • Did you know that laughter relieves stress and boosts your immune system?
  • Did you know that it improves your mental functioning and creativity?
  • How about that it makes people and teams bond, creating better relationship?

 Having fun is a great success strategy at workImagine how energized you feel from having laughed together with your colleagues. It’s like an injection of energy – and we can all do with some of that, right? For greater energy, inspiration, creativity, problem solving, teamwork and ultimately results. 

Even though you’re growing up, you should never stop having fun”

Nina Dobrev

 Have a great working week!

About the authors

Mandy Flint & Elisabet Vinberg Hearn, award-winning authors of ”The Team Formula”.

Their latest book, multi-award-winning ”Leading Teams – 10 Challenges: 10 Solutions”, published by Financial Times International is a practical tool for building winning teams. You can download a free chapter of the book at www.leadingteamsbook.com

Praise for ”Leading Teams: ”Enjoyable to read. Simple to understand. Practical to implement. A must read for team members or leadersDebbie Fogel-Monnissen, Executive Vice President, International Markets Finance Officer, Mastercard, NY, USA

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