Having fun at work means enjoying doing what you are doing while spending half your life. After all, isn’t that the time you spend at work? This could be in the form of generic fun through all that I have outlined above. But all that stuff is short-lived, gives instant gratification to your need to be pepped up.
For sustained long-term fun, one needs to feel good at work. One needs to be happy about what one is doing. And that comes through a feeling that what you are doing is toward a cause. What you are doing is important to the organisation and is going toward contributing to an overall organisational goal. And here UAPL is playing a very important role.
In our organisation, in any team, you cannot have a unified approach to having fun at work because perception of fun at work is different for different people. In our organisation we are able to identify what turns on different employees and then adopts divergent approaches to these employees to ensure that they all feel good about being a part of our team, can easily ensure that employees stay with us.
Feel-good Factor and fun at work is all about finding the right nerve to touch in every single employee and ensure that they get what they want. It’s not only about money. It’s a combination of fun, rewards, recognition, thank yous and, most importantly, employees being a part of our organisational goal and feeling that they are an important constituent to achieving that goal.