Saturday, September 08, 2007

Fun At Work

For an international but not huge e-mail based discussion group on a crucial range of subjects, I invited a well known senior executive from an international company to contribute regarding a particular matter.

I received the following response from him: "Dear Prabhu, we have become so "damned client-focused", that we do not have the time for the fun part of our business... So I would rather refrain from contributing".

A revealing comment on our times...

But can this executive (or can any of us?) last long in a job if the major part of our lives (working hours!) becomes devoid of fun? Sphere: Related Content

1 comment:

Andi and Sheba Eicher said...

Dear Prabhu,

Have you come across Dennis Bakke's book "Joy at Work"? I think it offers a wonderful alternative to the drudgery / slavery model that most people think work is (work as a curse etc.).

In setting up AES one of the core principles they choose was 'fun'. Fascinating for a Fortune 500 company to choose that - and try hard (as I understand) to actually implement it across the board.


Andi and Sheba Eicher