Fun and work are two words that aren’t usually placed in the same sentence, let alone the same category. However, leading author of ‘The Lazy Project Manager” Peter Taylor says why shouldn’t they be? And he is right, or at least his new book ‘The Project Manager Who Smiled’ provides evidence as to the fact he is right.

Peter’s latest blog post discusses how a happy and ‘fun’ workplace is in fact a more efficient and productive workplace. Whilst there are psychological and neural reason beyond this, the base concept is a good mood results in higher productivity. The blog also provides examples industries use to promote fun throughout their companies varying from:

  • Long distance parties
  • April Fool’s day brainstorming
  • Fun T-Shirts

And the list goes on.

In hindsight it is easy to see how a fun workplace could promote an increase in efficiency and creativity. As the age old saying goes, “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”.

Read the full blog here for more information and examples.

This article originates from projectmanagement.com