In most organizations,
work is done in a formal, serious way.
Little attention for moods and atmosphere.
Do you know the value of fun, joy, play and happiness at work?
These factors could be your money makers.
So, work is done in a formal, serious way. Formal language usually prevails (read our blog about formal language: Why we talk like idiots) and efficiency is leading. Why? One reason is: it’s in our habits and routines (we’ll write a blog about that subject separately!). In ‘traditional’ organizations; we just don’t do it “that way”. There is a separation between work and private lives. Business is formal. Another reason is that there is a strong belief that fun, play and joy are efficiency killers. And therefore, it costs money (and value is money, see our previous blog).
The survival of the Happiest
This not completely true. While happiness is of great value for people, it also has economic value and it can play an important role in (changing) behavior. [Read more…]