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Love 'Em or Lose 'Em, 4th Edition by Sharon Jordan-Evans, Beverly Kaye

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Chapter 11KICKS Get Some

My boss held the “all work, no play” philosophy. Work was simply not the place for fun.

—A.J.

How do you feel about fun at work? Do you believe in it? Have it? Support it? Make it happen? Discourage it? Evaluate your own assumptions about fun at work. Then consider creating and supporting kicks in the workplace as one way to keep your best people.

Research shows that a fun-filled workplace generates enthusiasm— and that enthusiasm leads to increased productivity, better customer service, a positive attitude about the company, and higher odds that your talent will stay.

In today’s uncertain work environment, humor isn’t an option, it’s a necessary way to boost morale. When employees clown around, they’re not wasting valuable ...

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