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Life is Too Short to Drink Cheap Wine.
By Dr. Rick Johnson
Saturday, 14th June 2014
 

No one should take themselves too seriously, having fun is the very first recommendation I give to anyone that asks me how to create success within their organization.

I have always said that if you don’t enjoy doing what you are doing, if you don’t have fun doing it, then you should do something else because you simply can’t excel at anything unless you really enjoy doing it.

That means having fun. You can walk into almost any company and observe the employees for a short period of time and I guarantee you that the employees that seem to be having fun, those that display a real fondness for what they are doing are the ones whose performance will exceed expectations.
 
Keep these in Mind:
 
Employees that have the frowns, those that are grumpy and those that are apathetic to what they are doing will not perform up to expectations.People that are too serious or take themselves too seriously rarely come up with new ideas.Creativity and innovation are often spurred by having fun and doing what you enjoy doing. It’s common sense.
 
Having fun at work can help morale, reduce stress, improve staff retention, mean less sick days and increase team building and spirit. It must be built into your culture.
 
I once read a story written by a well-respected leader who was interviewed on television by a national news station about his thoughts on the “casual dress revolution” that was permeating the workplace.
 
His comment…… “I don’t care if they come to work in their pajamas as long as they get the work done!”
 
The very next day every employee in the office (all 23 of them) showed up for work in their pajamas and stayed in them the entire day. The day was filled with fun and laughter but turned out to be the most productive day of the year which included record new sales bookings for the day.

Rick Johnson, expert speaker, wholesale distribution’s “Leadership Strategist”, founder of CEO Strategist, LLC a firm that helps clients create and maintain competitive advantage. Need a speaker for your next event, E-mail rick@ceostrategist.com. Don’t forget to check out the Lead Wolf Series that can help you put more profit into your business.

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