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Dr. Bob Nelson Fun at Work

How Can I Have More Fun at Work? Asking For a Friend Video – Dr. Bob Nelson

by | Oct 12, 2021 | Asking For a Friend Featured, By Karin Hurt |

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Practical Ideas for Having More Fun at Work

In this week’s Asking For a Friend, I interview Dr. Bob Nelson. author of Work Made Fun Gets Done, and discuss how to have more fun at work!

Do’s and Dont’s For Fun at Work

Do…

  1.  Be playful; choose to have fun.
  2.  Be open & flexible.
  3.  Experiment; try new things.
  4.  Learn, refine & reapply.
  5. Be patient.

Don’t…

  1. Force fun on others.
  2. Be rigid and predictable. Don’t dictate what is fun
  3. Keep doing the same things.
  4. Overlook learning from fun things you’ve tried.
  5. Give up/: Don’t give up.

Highlights from the Conversation with Dr. Bob Nelson

  1. :55 the importance of doing this right – do’s and don’ts
  2. 1:25 Don’t wait around for someone else to do the fun thing. Give yourself permission to have fun at work.
  3. 2:21 Don’t put someone on the spot or have fun at someone else’s expense.
  4. 2:41 Forced fun doesn’t tend to work.
  5. 4:00 What if Your Boss is Anti-Fun?
  6. 4:00 What if your boss is anti-fun? Sometimes just do it. “Best places to work” designations usually include a high percentage of employees thinking it’s a fun place to work.
  7. 7:00 Specific ways you can make your own fun at work include music, chatting with someone else, etc.
  8. 12:05 Getting a team who feels their job is so stressful to get into an attitude of fun i.e. praise barrage – name people and have others call out positive things they like about that person
  9. 15:25 Avoid the boring, typical, repetitive stuff (i.e. just the birthday cake in the break room)
  10. 15:55 Bringing “Eeyores” into the fun; showing concern and attention to mental health.
  11. 18:20 Ideas to mix things up to have fun at work in the virtual environment – house tour, pet introductions, send happy hour kits, sharing what is going well
  12. 22:10 Favorite fun at work moments
  13. 26:03 Make it a process
  14. 28:55 It is contagious and it does not need to cost a lot of money.
  15. 30:28 More about Dr. Nelson’s book.

Your turn. What would you add? How do you create a more fun workplace culture?

Karin Hurt

Karin Hurt helps human-centered leaders resolve workplace ambiguity and chaos, so that they can drive innovation, productivity and revenue without burning out employees. She’s the founder and CEO of Let’s Grow Leaders, an international leadership development and training firm known for practical tools and leadership development programs that stick. She’s the award-winning author of four books including Courageous Cultures: How to Build Teams of Micro-Innovators, Problem Solvers, and Customer Advocates and Winning Well: A Manager’s Guide to Getting Results-Without Losing Your Soul and a hosts the popular Asking For a Friend Vlog on LinkedIn. A former Verizon Wireless executive, Karin was named to Inc. Magazine’s list of great leadership speakers. Karin and her husband and business partner, David Dye, are committed to their philanthropic initiative, Winning Wells – building clean water wells for the people of Cambodia.

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