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Should Managers Organize Fun at Work?

Is fun really a thing you need to organize? Does it fall on the manager’s plate to guarantee everybody is having a riot of a time? In a short article for Inc., Alison Green thinks the answer could be “nope.”

Figure Out Fun Yourself

Having a monthly movie at the office could be pretty cool, sure, and happy feelings generally translate into higher productivity. Green however points out that true work prosperity does not come as a result of a couple fun HR events. Rather, it comes from things like having a reasonable and competent boss, good pay and benefits, and colleagues who can be trusted. No amount of ice cream will make up for a boss who cannot be bothered to remember anyone’s names. And if a business is on hard economic times, trying to inspire the employees with big social events during work hours could backfire; if things are already bad, it might make everybody nervous to know they are spending even more hours not being productive enough by having a party.

Fun is a balancing act, and not always one you have to get involved in yourself. You can read the full article here:

About John Friscia

John Friscia is the Editor of Computer Aid's Accelerating IT Success. He began working for Computer Aid, Inc. in 2013 and continues to provide graphic design support for AITS. He graduated summa cum laude from Shippensburg University with a B.A. in English.

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