When Fun At Work Backfires
This post originally appeared on Forbes on November 20, 2020.
Many companies and teams are struggling to replace the traditional holiday party as remote working and social distancing continue to be in place. Morale is low from months of pandemic stress and increasingly long nights, which makes it tempting to double down on creating moments of fun for your team.
Fun at work is a mix of socializing with colleagues, participation in celebratory events, and a perception of if the culture is fun or not. Numerous studies connect fun at work to higher job satisfaction, lower turnover, and less emotional exhaustion. That said, promoting fun at work is nuanced. Why? Read the rest on Forbes.