Fun is often dismissed in business circles as trivial or inappropriate, yet such examples and viral videos remind us of how valuable fun can be to engage people. There are also well documented health benefits. Humour can reduce the experience of pain by activating the production of endorphins, which act as a natural pain killer. But laughter can also increase oxygen supply making it an ‘aerobic experience’! Generating positive emotions through fun can therefore combat the effects of stress and relieve tension. So introducing ‘fun’ can be a valuable tool in driving engagement and promoting health.
Where can you add more fun in your life?
How can you bring fun into the workplace appropriately?
What needs to change to release the fun?