For some of us, each is very separate from the other. For others, work and play merge together as a matter of degrees. Is it merely the type of work you do, your lifestyle, or maybe attitude? Can some work be no different than play? “Find a job you love and you‘ll never work a day in your life” - Confucius
I certainly believe that work can and should be fun. Work should also allow you to stretch a little beyond your comfort zone, and to learn new skills. If you are lucky, you will enjoy the people around you and thrive in their company.
Creating and contributing to a positive working place where people are respected, feel safe to try new things, and are valued for the skills and values they contribute is an important part of workplace engagement and overall happiness. These values can and should be a part of any place people are working, no matter what kind of work they are doing.
Everyone is part of the process of creating a positive workplace where everyone is valued. Even if you work alone at home, you should behave professionally and not undermine your own efforts! Treat yourself as you would a favourite colleague: encourage your best efforts and applaud the effort! And for all of us, remember to lighten up and enjoy yourself and your colleagues now and again. Work can and should be playful, if nothing else.
If you want to join a playful workspace, think about coming along to THINQTANQ, whether you work on your own or you need a change of space from your office. You’ll be amazed at how much you can get done when you change places for a day. Come visit and see what you think!