Motivational speaker Jody Urquhart says there are three ways to motivate people to work harder, faster and smarter:
- threaten staff
- pay lots of money
- make work fun
Urquhart explains how the first two options are ineffective. But making work fun, she says, “has a track record of affecting real change…. [Because c]reativity, intuition and flexibility are key to successful operation of organizations today. In stimulating environments, employees enjoy their time at work and they will also excel at work. Attracting customers is easier in an environment of hospitality. A fun workplace is not only more productive, but it attracts people and profits.”
Whether you manage a staff or are one of the working minions, find ways to make your work fun. Your career will flourish and you might begin liking the place you spend most of your time.