Are you having fun?

Are you having fun? Future Leaders Blog – www.wearethecity.com – 11 Nov 2016

“A day without laughter is a day wasted.”

Charlie Chaplin

Work is supposed to be fun.

 How much time do you think you spend at work? It’s a lot of time, right?

So how about making the time you spend at work more fun.

Maybe not laugh-out-loud fun all the time, but whenever possible it should definitely be fun. There is after all no law against it. There should be laughter – not at the expense of work of course, but as something that promotes a better work environment, better collaboration and better work results.

“Fun is good”
Dr Seuss

 

Don’t wait to be given permission to have fun, just make it more fun. It can be contagious in a really good way. When you last laughed out loud, what was the reaction – what was the result? Think of the impact that having fun has on the environment around you.

It’s very natural to have fun. Sometimes we take work too seriously, as if work is not supposed to be enjoyable in that way. But then we are overlooking the power of fun.

There are some very cool benefits that you get from laughing.

  • Did you know that laughter relieves stress and boosts your immune system?
  • Did you know that it improves your mental functioning and creativity?
  • How about that it makes people and teams bond, creating better relationship?

Having fun is a great success strategy at work, it’s as simple as that. Imagine how energized you feel from having laughed together with your colleagues. It’s like an injection of energy – and we can all do with some of that, right?

Even though you’re growing up, you should never stop having fun”
Nina Dobrev

Enjoy your week!

About the authors

Mandy Flint & Elisabet Vinberg Hearn, award-winning authors of ”The Team Formula”.

Their latest book ”Leading Teams – 10 Challenges: 10 Solutions” is out now, published by Financial Times International.

Praise for ”Leading Teams: ”This book is a 21st-century guide on how to build a world-class team. I highly recommend it” Steve Siebold, Founder, Mental Toughness University, Florida USA.