19 Aug Jack & Diane
You know those songs, the ones that remind you of your youth…and make you smile and tap your toes or move your shoulders? One of those was Jack & Diane by John Cougar (at that time he was John Cougar) for me. I heard it yesterday after a frustrating travel experience. I couldn’t help but turn up the sound in my rental and sing loudly. It was great and more importantly I felt better.
Why don’t we laugh more at work? We spend so much time there…why can’t it be fun? One thing I love about Games and Olympics and Events is the craziness that seems to be part of the package. The practical jokes, the nicknames, the mishaps, the ‘characters’, it’s a venue for the unique and the adventurous. I think we can still have professionalism and laugh, we can still present a good image and play jokes, and we can playfully name each other and not get sued. If its allowing dogs in the office, playing music, initiating ‘fun Fridays’ or promoting individualization of their work space, it’s a step in the right direction.