CREATING AN ENGAGING WORKPLACE ENVIRONMENT An Employee’s Guide 08/10/08 Business Strategies, Inc.
AGENDA <ul><li>Welcome and Introductions </li></ul><ul><li>Funometer Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Steps to Integrating Fun...
VIDEO REVIEW <ul><li>http://www.mikekerr.com/cms/index.php/humour-resources/ </li></ul>08/10/08 Business Strategies, Inc.
FUNOMETER <ul><li>New employees are made to feel welcome. </li></ul><ul><li>Meetings are positive and light. </li></ul><ul...
LET’S PLAY <ul><li>Think funny;  </li></ul><ul><li>Adopt a playful attitude;  </li></ul><ul><li>Be the first to laugh;  </...
YOUR ROLE IN FUN!!!! <ul><li>What should you be doing to ensure you are helping to create an engaging environment in the w...
TEN REASONS TO PLAY <ul><li>Play is the path to fun and profit. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Fun is the new status symbol“ </li...
FUN STRATEGIES <ul><li>Dress for fun </li></ul><ul><li>Fun Decor </li></ul><ul><li>Visit the toy store </li></ul><ul><li>M...
YOUR PLAN <ul><li>1. </li></ul><ul><li>2. </li></ul><ul><li>3. </li></ul>08/10/08 Business Strategies, Inc.
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2008 Creating an Engaging Workplace Environment Employees

  1. 1. CREATING AN ENGAGING WORKPLACE ENVIRONMENT An Employee’s Guide 08/10/08 Business Strategies, Inc.
  2. 2. AGENDA <ul><li>Welcome and Introductions </li></ul><ul><li>Funometer Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Steps to Integrating Fun Into the Workplace </li></ul><ul><li>Your Ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Closing </li></ul>08/10/08 Business Strategies, Inc.
  3. 3. VIDEO REVIEW <ul><li>http://www.mikekerr.com/cms/index.php/humour-resources/ </li></ul>08/10/08 Business Strategies, Inc.
  4. 4. FUNOMETER <ul><li>New employees are made to feel welcome. </li></ul><ul><li>Meetings are positive and light. </li></ul><ul><li>We have fun activities at least once a month. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s common to hear people laughing around here. </li></ul><ul><li>I can be myself at work. </li></ul><ul><li>We have a lot of celebrations for special events. </li></ul><ul><li>When brainstorming, we like to have fun. </li></ul><ul><li>My boss is usually optimistic and smiling. </li></ul><ul><li>Customers would call us fun to do business with. </li></ul><ul><li>I have a friend at work who makes me laugh. </li></ul><ul><li>We have a good time together. </li></ul>08/10/08 Business Strategies, Inc.
  5. 5. LET’S PLAY <ul><li>Think funny; </li></ul><ul><li>Adopt a playful attitude; </li></ul><ul><li>Be the first to laugh; </li></ul><ul><li>Laugh with, not at; </li></ul><ul><li>Laugh at yourself; </li></ul><ul><li>Take work seriously, but not yourself </li></ul>08/10/08 Business Strategies, Inc.
  6. 6. YOUR ROLE IN FUN!!!! <ul><li>What should you be doing to ensure you are helping to create an engaging environment in the workplace? </li></ul><ul><li>  How can you sustain the “fun” and “engagement” at work on a daily, weekly and monthly basis? </li></ul><ul><li>  What barriers might you encounter when trying to create this environment? </li></ul><ul><li>  What is your role in creating and sustaining an engaging workplace environment? </li></ul>08/10/08 Business Strategies, Inc.
  7. 7. TEN REASONS TO PLAY <ul><li>Play is the path to fun and profit. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Fun is the new status symbol“ </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Non-stop work is for losers“ </li></ul><ul><li>Even God rested on the 7th day! </li></ul><ul><li>  We need time to be idle. </li></ul><ul><li>Play helps us find our genius. </li></ul><ul><li>  Play is crucial to attaining a work/life balance. </li></ul><ul><li>The bow kept forever taut will break. - Zen saying </li></ul><ul><li>Play is smart corporate strategy for solving problems. </li></ul><ul><li>Play keeps our passions alive in the workplace. </li></ul>08/10/08 Business Strategies, Inc.
  8. 8. FUN STRATEGIES <ul><li>Dress for fun </li></ul><ul><li>Fun Decor </li></ul><ul><li>Visit the toy store </li></ul><ul><li>Make meetings fun…at the start </li></ul><ul><li>Make meetings fun…during proceedings </li></ul><ul><li>Make meetings fun…at the end </li></ul><ul><li>Have a fun library </li></ul><ul><li>Have fun with logos and signs </li></ul><ul><li>Reward funny staff </li></ul><ul><li>Let staff get to know each other </li></ul><ul><li>Fun Contests </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Musical’ Fun </li></ul><ul><li>Flying Fun </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage staff to show appreciation </li></ul><ul><li>Have a baby pictures contest </li></ul><ul><li>Have a childhood secrets contest. </li></ul><ul><li>Fun Ideas </li></ul><ul><li>More Fun Ideas </li></ul>08/10/08 Business Strategies, Inc.
  9. 9. YOUR PLAN <ul><li>1. </li></ul><ul><li>2. </li></ul><ul><li>3. </li></ul>08/10/08 Business Strategies, Inc.

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