The Importance of Fun in the WorkplaceWritten on March 1, 2013
Throughout my career and in my current role at Morton Consulting, I have always been a strong believer in the Work Hard / Play Hard mentality. This past week the team at Morton Consulting had our pictures taken to refresh some of the photos on our website and we took advantage of the opportunity to have some fun with it. As you can see from the picture I’m including in this blog, we were having a blast together.
For those of you who have worked in the staffing or services industries, you know that in order to be successful, you must work hard. Personally, I love the afternoons where you get slammed with new client requests that sometimes require recruiters and account managers to work a longer day. Early in my career, my team and I often ordered dinner into the office or came into the office on Saturday’s to make sure we were delivering the service we promised. Here at Morton Consulting, we have had our fair share of those days that require us to put in a little extra time in order to meet our goals, whether in the office or at home.
At Morton Consulting, we definitely work hard however we do enjoy celebrating success and rewarding hard work. We try to be as creative as possible whether it’s a gift card to dinner and a movie, a team outing at the bowling alley or G-Force Karts. Every year we take employees and clients to a Flying Squirrels game and then throughout the year, we have fun with clients and employees over breakfast, happy hours, fishing, hunting, skeet shooting, and even cookouts with families. The important thing to consider is the value you will add to your employees, clients, or partners in doing something a little outside of the ordinary. These kind gestures and events will come back to you in loyalty, appreciation, and relationship building. Furthermore, having fun at work will result in better collaboration, teamwork, communication, productivity, and results.
What are you doing to have fun in the workplace?
Director of Operations