Fun At Work

Ask your team this question: “What is the most important factor that makes a workplace rewarding, satisfying, exciting, fun?“.

This is an exercise Dennis Bakke writes about in his book “Joy at Work“. See if your team respond with these types of answers …

  • Good friends
  • Good environment
  • It’s challenging
  • I get to do what I’m good at
  • Fair play
  • I learn a lot
  • Doing something worthwhile
  • I’m needed
  • I’m thought of as a person
  • Winning
  • Being part of a team
  • Significant responsibility

Part of leadership and team membership is about creating a work environment that engages people and fulfils their various needs for belonging, meaningfulness, contibuting and enjoyment.

What have you done this month that adds some fun at work, for example?

Copyright 2005. Melanie Wass is a Trainer, Coach and Speaker. With significant experience across human resource management, development and consulting Melanie is Principal Consultant with NATURAL, a results-focused training & development practice. Her work focuses on managing relationships at work through team development, leadership enhancement and a range of other programs such as Springboard Women’s Development Program using training, coaching and facilitation methods. Melanie is available through

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