Is your Human Resources (HR) a Party City or a police state? If you want to be more of the former than the latter, Andrew Tarvin has five tips to bring more fun to work. The first one is to lead by example, perhaps including zany images in presentations or a humor section in a monthly newsletter. Give people explicit permission to seek ways to have fun. Back this up as being more than hot air by explaining that fun decreases stress and absences and increases productivity and creativity. And when people do find inventive ways to have fun, highlight these people and share their methods. Lastly, there are some people who literally do not know how to have fun at the office, and so Tarvin recommends educating them on the subject. I am not even going to pretend to understand how that is supposed to work, so hey, good luck with that.
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