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    1 : Boost Morale with an Injection of Fun! ASTPHND 2006 Annual Meeting Seattle, WA Facilitated by Beth Hannley Catalyst Consulting, Inc.
    2 : 2 Work (wurk) noun. 1. Use of bodily or mental power in order to do or make something, especially as contrasted with play or recreation. (The Oxford American Dictionary)
    3 : 3 Describe the benefit of a positive work environment List twelve questions to assess employee satisfaction Identify 3 strategies to increase employee satisfaction Identify three ways to inject fun into the workplace List 3 ways to inject fun into work Laugh with vigor in public Objectives
    4 : 4 Think about the Specific People Involved Lead by Example Have fun – Take Risks Change Takes Time Essentials of Fun At Work
    5 : 5 Fun is energizing Happy employees = productive employees Happy employees = Happy customers Recruit and retain good employees Happier employees come to work more! A hearty laugh burns up 3.5 calories Side Effects of Fun
    6 : 6 Find someone who: Can juggle Dated someone who is now famous Has the same color eyes as you have. Has been married to the same person for 20+years Has been to the Super Bowl or to an Inaugural Ball. Sings in a choir or plays a musical instrument Has lived outside the US for more than a year Has seen the same movie at least five times Likes to ski, fish or snowshoe. Sketches, paints, knits or weaves. Has hit a home run or a hole-in-one Has owned his/her own business Has written a book or plans to. Has three or more children Can speak two languages Is owned by two or more cats Has climbed a mountain. Is left-handed Ballroom dances – fun or competition Treasure Hunt
    7 : 7 Purpose: Meet people in a different way Have fun Example: Find someone who juggles… Get his/her autograph Sign up to 3 lines/page Object: Autograph for each line Treasure Hunt
    8 : 8 Working with a partner, share a story of fun at work Tell about at time that was particularly fun at work. What was the high point of this time? What made it fun? OR Talk about a working relationship that is especially fun. How did this relationship develop? What do you most appreciate about this person? Fun At Work
    9 : 9 “Does a positive work environment make a difference in business results?” So, Gallup surveyed…….. 105,000 Employees 2500 Business Units in 24 Companies 12 Industries, including healthcare YES! Employee Satisfaction & Business Results
    10 : 10 Twelve questions linked to business results: Profitability, Productivity, Customer Satisfaction, Employee Retention The Manager is key Employee Satisfaction & Business Results
    11 : 11 Do I know what is expected of me at work? Do I have the materials and equipment I need to do my job right? At work, do I have the opportunity to do what I do best everyday? In the last seven days, have I received recognition or praise for doing good work? Does my supervisor, or someone at work, seem to care about me as a person? Is there someone at work who encourages my development? Twelve Questions
    12 : 12 At work, do my opinions seem to count? Does the mission/purpose of my company make me feel my job is important? Are my co-workers committed to doing quality work? Do I have a best friend at work? In the last six months, has someone at work talked with me about my progress? This last year, have I had opportunities at work to learn and grow? Twelve Questions
    13 : 13 Know what is expected of me at work? Have the materials and equipment I need to do my job right? Opportunity to do what I do best everyday? Recognition or praise in the last seven days? Supervisor, or someone at work, cares about me? Someone encourages my development? Most Powerful Questions Source: Marcus Buckingham, First, Break All The Rules
    14 : 14 Making fun work Take yourself lightly Be sincere Think small and simple Practice relevant humor Practice safe humor Hire for humor Make fun a priority You can't be serious!!! Source: Paul Hawken
    15 : 15 Fun Facts Smiling makes you happier Women smile 8 more times a day than men do People like and trust you if you smile People can “hear” you smile. Smiling cools the brain…frowning heats
    16 : 16 We’re too busy It cuts productivity We’re professionals It’s not my style No budget Obstacles to Fun!
    17 : 17 Smile Eat Tell jokes Casual Friday Dress up for Halloween Post cartoons on doors, bulletin boards Celebrate birthdays and anniversaries Group outing Dance the Macarena or Electric Slide Top Ten Fun Things to Do at Work 10. ?????
    18 : 18 On an index card, briefly describe your favorite way to inject fun at work Print or Write legibly How do you have fun? 7-5-35 Exercise
    19 : 19 Round One Exchange cards with five people. Find a partner Compare the ideas on the cards you have Score the ideas by splitting 7 points between the two cards. (7-0, 6-1, 5-2, 4-3) 7=High Write the score for each card on its back Great Ideas 7-5- 35 Exercise
    20 : 20 Round Two Exchange cards with five people. Find a partner Compare the ideas on the cards you have Score the ideas by splitting 7 points between the two cards. (7-0, 6-1, 5-2, 4-3) Write the score for each card on its back Great Ideas 7-5- 35 Exercise
    21 : 21 Repeat for Rounds Three, Four,and Five At the end of Round Five, add up all the points on the back of the card you’re holding. Maximum is 35 points (7 points X 5 rounds = 35) Great Ideas 7-5- 35 Exercise
    22 : 22 Injecting Fun! How can you inject fun into your work? Hiring Orientation Staff meetings Celebrating successes Recognizing performance Training/Communication
    23 : 23 Fun Ideas!
    24 : 24 Include ‘sense of humor” in job competencies Hire for Fun Ask Fun Interview questions: Describe a time when you had a lot of fun at work Tell me about a time when you used humor to manage job stress Describe your ideal work place Look for smiles; listen for fun!
    25 : 25 Give them a welcome present: eg a keychain for their new office keys Send them on a scavenger hunt to help learn their new teammates and the work area. Give them a “buddy” Create a crossword puzzle with co-workers names on it. Check in at one month, three months “Are you having fun here?” Welcome New Employees
    26 : 26 Open with a video…. Meetings, Bloody Meetings - with John Cleese Celebrate What’s Right With The World Old Movie Serials – Flash Gordon, Lone Ranger Show and Tell Time – Chance to share success Use Icebreaker questions: If you could have fifty pounds of anything, what would it be? What was your first job? Strangest? Most fun? Bring toys to play with… Crayons, paper airplanes, bubbles Meeting Mania
    27 : 27 Graffiti Board “Think Outside the Box” Lunch Photoshop staff pictures into your presentation…. Create a Mirth Committee Fun Stimulates Thinking
    28 : 28 Informal and inexpensive Ask staff how they want to be recognized’ Catcher Program – reward “Right-doing” Personal note from the supervisor Small rewards: favorite latte, funny PostIt Notes, Movie tickets Time off –15 minutes extra at lunch Email a Standing Ovation - Reward and Recognition
    29 : 29 Soon Sincere Specific Personal Positive Proactive Powerful Praise Source: Bob Nelson, 1001 Ways to Recognize Employees
    30 : 30 Four Steps to effective recognition. I saw what you did I appreciate it It’s important because Here’s how I feel about it. Powerful Praise Source: Bob Nelson, 1001 Ways to Recognize Employees
    31 : 31 Top Ten List Most popular fun recognition gifts #10 Gag gifts #9 Popcorn tins or fruit baskets #6 Plaques and trophies #7 Tickets to movies or sports events #5 Balloons (with or without gorilla delivery) #3 Dinner out (or breakfast or lunch) #2 T-shirts, and #1 Coffee mugs, (preferably with a cartoon) #4 Gift certificates #8 Books
    32 : 32 Pay for the guy behind you Do the 3’oclock spin Leave voice mails in character – a historical figure or TV/Movie character “Think Outside the Box” Lunch Photoshop staff pictures into your presentation…. Silly Socks and Terrible Ties Random Acts
    33 : 33 Resources for Fun Office and Meeting Toys Coloring books Play-Doh Kaleidoscopes Bubbles Nerf ball Post-it notes Puzzles Prisms Crayons/markers
    34 : 34 Resources for Fun 1001 Ways to Reward Employees by Bob Nelson Fun Works – Creating Places Where People Love to Work by Leslie Yerkes Managing to Have Fun: How Fun at Work Can Motivate Your Employees, Inspire Your Coworkers, and Boost Your Bottom Line by Matt Weinstein Fun and Gains: Motivate and Energize Staff with Workplace Games, Contests and Activities by Carolyn Greenwich
    35 : 35 More Resources for Fun Looking for even more fun ideas? Check out these websites about laughter and play: Matt Weinstein: Bernie DeKoven: Joel Goodman: Allen Klein: Clifford Kuhn, M.D.: 
    36 : 36 Great way to close (or open) a meeting For a full minute, continuously repeat the following sound…….. Exit laughing HA
    37 : 37 Beth Hannley Catalyst Consulting, Inc. Mill Creek, Washington For more information

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