Suggesting there can be fun at work is not particularly strange perhaps. After all, in an ideal world we would all be engaged in activities we enjoy and so fun at work follows naturally from this.
That said, for some the workplace is anything but enjoyable and the idea of fun at work could be an insult even to their struggles for civil employment rights.
Without entering into the debate concerning working practices, in this fun at work post let’s briefly examine a couple of elements each of us may possibly connect with.
Fun at work 1.
When we are fully focused on whatever we are doing, in the flow of the moment, fun at work takes on a wider significance. We are giving our all, being and doing our best and this becomes a definition of fun at work.
Fun at work 2.
Keeping our attention firmly on an objective, we might find satisfaction in the achievement of our tasks. Fun at work in these instances is related to the successful conclusion of the work rather than enjoyment obtained by undertaking it.
However we view the issue, tapping into fun at work is itself a mindset, one we can choose to embrace or not as appropriate.
But how do you feel about the question of fun at work? To join the conversation here, please leave a comment below. For now, thanks for reading this fun at work post today.
Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer and CTI-trained co-active coach, supplies professional and personal development through coaching, coaching workshops, marketing development training and English language training.
As an adjunct professor at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy, Brian teaches a postgraduate course based on dramatic texts and elements of coaching to examine various work-related performance matters.
Coaching, performing and thinking at work (2013), Reflections on performance at work (2012), Elements of theatre at work (2010) and Training through drama for work (2009).