Are We Having Fun Yet (PowerPoint) by shuifanglj

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									Are We Having Fun
      Yet?
The Many Benefits of Humor in the
           Workplace
Celebrate Good Times, C’mon!
First Celebration of P & T
Second Crazy Hat Party
             Summer Celebration 2005


The Desperado Deans




                               The Crooked Branch Bunch
      Turning an Idea into an
             EVENT
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    Use Themes
    Get Buy In From

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    Management
    Brainstorming Happens
    – Watch Out!
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    Promos and Props
    Rehearsals
Summer Celebration 2006
    What We Learned With the

•    Summer Celebrations
    Start early (so you’re prepared for

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    surprises)
    Scheduling
    Not everyone will participate (That’s

•   OK)
    No bar is too high when you have:
       Management’s trust
       Creative & open-minded team
       Superb technical/graphics support
    What We Learned With the
     Summer Celebrations
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•   Offsite meetings stimulate creativity

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    Poke fun at yourself (Publicly and often)
    Take risks!

•   Budget
    The Rumor Mill – Use it to your

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    advantage
    Rehearsals are a good thing!

•   Good food is critical
    Have Fun!
How Two Librarians Got Into The
        Fun Business
  Who Else Is Having Fun?
• Southwest Airlines
• Pike Place Market
• Land’s End
• Blackboard
• Microsoft
• Sprint
• Rogat-Russell
• Many More!
  Managerial Resistance to Fun
                     • I don’t have time
                     • It costs too much
                     • I don’t know how
                     • I don’t want to look silly
                     • No evidence this will
                       work (YES THERE IS!)

Take your work seriously.
                      Take yourself lightly.
Survey Says…..
Advantages of a Fun Workplace
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    Attract and Retain Employees
    Improve Communication
     And promotes …
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    Organizational Commitment

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    Customer Satisfaction

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    Lower Absenteeism
    Productivity
                        Gen X and Y
Want a career that provides

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     Job Security
    Meaningful Work

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    Personal and Family Time
    FUN!
    Matures and Baby Boomers Want to Have
    Fun, too!
    Source: Families and Work Institute, “Youth and Employment Study, 2000”
          FUN Is Not Another
           Trendy Fad Like…
X   MBO

FUN IS A CULTURE!
X   CQI
X   SPC
X   QFD
X   TQM
                    Fun @ Work
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       Fun Starts @ the Top

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       Fun Must be Authentic

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       Management Must Give Permission

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       Employees Drive Fun
       Rewards Should Be Individualized

“A sense of humor is part of the art of leadership, of getting along with
   people, of getting things done.” Dwight David Eisenhower
  Fun will be allowed on
           Friday
      October 20th
            From
        10-11 AM
Participation Mandatory!!!
Mission Impossible?




          Harvard Business Review July-August 2001
 The Importance of Having Fun at
             Work
It makes you SMILE!

S timulates Team Spirit
M otivates Staff
I mproves Productivity
L owers Absenteeism
E nergizes Meetings
"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old
  because we stop playing.” George Bernard Shaw


  “If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago
    have committed suicide.” Mahatma Gandhi

 “You can only be young once. But you can always be
   immature.” Dave Barry

   “Be who you are and say what you feel
     because those who mind don't matter and
     those who matter don't mind.” Dr. Seuss
Thank You!
  Debbie Sharp, M.L.S.
   Information Literacy
 William T. Young Library
  University of Kentucky
  Lexington, KY 40506
   dsharp@email.uky.edu
   859.257.0500 x2099

 Susan K. Smith, M.L.S.
Shaver Engineering Library
  University of Kentucky
 Lexington, KY 40506
   susan.smith@uky.edu
       859.257.7176

								
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