INDIVIDUAL’S BEHAVIOURS

  • Keep a positive attitude
  • Remember we have just one life to live

LEADER’S BEHAVIORS

  • Expect a positive attitude
  • Appreciate ideas
  • Use teamwork
  • Discourage conformity; encourage individualism.
  • Clarify that PERFORMANCE IS PERFORMANCE (quality/quantity of the work accomplished should be the sole criteria for management)
  • Have specified celebrations (anniversaries, birthdays, etc.), but also impromptu
  • Instill a feeling of camaraderie in the group

ORGANIZATION’S BEHAVIOURS

  • Encourage team action, everyone pitching in on a project
  • Provide inspiring materials

PLAYFULNESS/HUMOR

INDIVIDUAL’S BEHAVIORS

  • Stay relaxed during stressful situations
  • Bring toys to work
  • Use humour
  • Incorporate playful areas with posters or fun things
  • Read inspiring materials
  • Eliminate drudgery — put fun into the workplace by reducing stress and rigidity
  • Create a different “work?” atmosphere — redefine work
  • Talk about things that are not business
  • Use one-liners to open conversations — lighten the mood
  • Socialize together, lunch, etc.
  • Allow people to be who they are
  • Practice enthusiastic behavior
  • Get “team” tattoos for team members when on an out-of-town trip
  • Share cartoons / Post a cartoon of the week
  • Tell jokes / Share jokes
  • Change business stereotype, loosen up
  • Practice the creativity that management preaches
  • Encourage laughter

LEADER’S BEHAVIORS

  • Plan off-sites
  • Talk about things that are not business
  • Know that when people are laughing they are also working
  • Appreciate the use of humour
  • Practice enthusiastic behaviour
  • Celebrate birthdays at the office
  • Have Department events
  • Laugh to promote relaxation which creates creativity

ORGANIZATION’S BEHAVIORS

  • Don’t suppress it, let it happen naturally