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Susan M. Heathfield

Having Fun at Work?

By April 4, 2012

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Celebrate National Fun at Work Day tomorrow. It reminds you that, despite the many challenges in today's workplace, fun is a great motivator. It makes employees happy at work. Appropriate fun builds teamwork and staff cohesion.

Zappos consciously develops its corporate culture with fun. Employees decorate cubicles and work areas, hold impromptu parades, ring cow bells to greet visitors, and schedule regular team building events at both the department and company level. They don't even let you in the door to interview with the team if you don't pass the initial culture interview.

Regular company events and celebrations are recommended, but it is also the day-to-day events, and especially unexpected happenings, that make work fun. What do you and your employees do to make work fun?

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