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Fun @ Work

  1. 1. FUN @ WORK THE NEW MANAGEMENT MANTRA
  2. 2. Are we having FUN at Work?
  3. 3. - A source of pleasure - Enjoyment, amusement - Playful, often noisy activity AT WORK -activities that produce pleasure to all involved FUN means…
  4. 4. Why FUN @ WORK ??? <ul><li>60 % of our waking hours are spent at work </li></ul><ul><li>We are productive when we start enjoying our jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Helps boost morale </li></ul><ul><li>Internal motivation </li></ul><ul><li>Reduces stress </li></ul><ul><li>Increases team building & creativity </li></ul>
  5. 5. Why FUN @ WORK ??? <ul><li>Fun fulfills the basic human need to be social </li></ul><ul><li>Fun usually improves communication </li></ul><ul><li>Fun breaks up boredom that comes from doing </li></ul><ul><li>repetitive work </li></ul><ul><li>Fun can dissolve conflict and tension </li></ul><ul><li>Fun can foster a positive company culture </li></ul><ul><li>Fun creates an opportunity for networking </li></ul>
  6. 6. Benefits of having FUN @ WORK
  7. 7. PHYSICAL Relieves tension: Fun & laughter boost the body’s production of endorphins, natural chemicals that combat fatigue and promote health and fitness
  8. 8. PSYCHOLOGICAL Employees who found fun or created fun @ work reported That they were less stressed. People who “felt good” after Seeing a humorous film solved problems more creatively
  9. 9. SOCIAL Less anxious, less depressed, more satisfied with their jobs…. … and with their families and lives in general
  10. 10. Rules for fun @ work <ul><li>Fun is not making fun of coworkers or management </li></ul><ul><li>Fun is not telling unhealthy jokes </li></ul><ul><li>Fun is not practical jokes or pranks </li></ul><ul><li>Fun is not deceptive </li></ul><ul><li>Fun is not gambling </li></ul><ul><li>Fun is not sarcastic </li></ul>
  11. 11. Recipe for FUN <ul><li>Ingredients </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Discipline </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Civility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lighten up </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Laughter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ownership </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Commitment </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. What one should do to built in FUN @ WORK <ul><li>Plan for big show (cultural programmes/ Celebrations </li></ul><ul><li>/ get together / Audit / Meeting etc..) </li></ul><ul><li>Tea time gathering / conversations </li></ul><ul><li>Finding ways to ease the task </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing and solving the problems by new ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Cracking healthy pun </li></ul><ul><li>Handling difficult situations with cheer </li></ul><ul><li>Birthday celebrations </li></ul><ul><li>Team outings / parties </li></ul><ul><li>Mentor – Protégé meet </li></ul><ul><li>Online jokes / puzzles </li></ul><ul><li>Thoughts for the day board </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>+ VEs </li></ul><ul><li>Good salary </li></ul><ul><li>Social recognition </li></ul><ul><li>Family well-being </li></ul><ul><li>Skill Development </li></ul><ul><li>-VEs </li></ul><ul><li>Bias in workplace </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of Support from HOD </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of Recognition </li></ul>JOB Check : Self-Efficacy
  14. 14. What we could do? <ul><li>Culture Improvement: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Team building activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Team outings </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Birthday parties </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Team building games </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bonding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Family outing with colleagues </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Special Events </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bridging generation gap </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mentoring programmes </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Outing with mentors </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Culture Improvement: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Laughter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Laughter clubs </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ Joke for the day” email </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Talent showcasing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Talent competitions </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Dance clubs </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hobby clubs </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>Culture Improvement: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>De – stressing activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>TV room open in the lunch time </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Energy nap for 15 minutes after lunch </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Meditation camps </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Music at workstation </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contests </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quizzes </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>Vibrant Environment: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Vibrant ambience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Vibrant wall colors </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Saturdays : Dress down day </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Infrastructure for sports </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hobby </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fitness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Gym </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Aerobics </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Joggers park </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Swimming pool </li></ul></ul></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>Vibrant Environment: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication channels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bulletin boards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Graffiti boards </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>Sports & Fitness: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Games and Sports </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Friendly matches </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Social Development: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Community Service </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Road rallies </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Thank You !!! Have a rocking time @ work - J Sathish (CHUM)

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