May I Have 37 Foam Clown Noses, Please?
My students and I had an interesting discussion in our Leadership class at Drake this week. We talked about fun. Actually, the discussion was more focused on corporate culture and the leader's role in shaping it, but we were covering some case studies about actual organizations who infused fun into their corporate cultures.
One student had an interesting question, and I'd like to pass it along and pose it to you, my readers. Is it possible to make any and every job fun? Conversely, are there jobs or industries in which fun is just not a possibility?
This seemed to generate some lively discussion among my students. By the way, don't they look adorable? (The folks at the costume shop thought I was a little off my rocker... but that's not far from the truth.)
So... what are your thoughts about fun in the workplace? We spend so much of our waking hours there... shouldn't we make it a goal to make it somewhat tolerable?