Sunday, July 10, 2011

Thoughts From Work

Got the below at work, and thought I'd share. Hope you enjoy it.

Studies show that a dose of fun in the workplace improves communication and creates energy; employees who enjoy their jobs are more enthusiastic and engaged.
At a recent town hall meeting in Iowa, I talked about having fun at work. I reminded the attendees that the ability to have fun starts with each of us
as individuals. Laughing a little each day not only gives us a relief from some of the daily pressures but can easily be shared with those around us. 

Colin Powell once said: "Have fun in your command. Don't always run at a breakneck pace. Take leave when you've earned it: Spend time with your families.
Corollary: surround yourself with people who take their work seriously, but not themselves, those who work hard and play hard." 

Like the retired general, I've discovered that people who make time for fun and approach other priorities with the same passion as their work are often
the most effective individuals. 

So, let’s follow the general’s “orders” and not just work hard, but take the time to laugh a little every day. Let’s strive to achieve balance in our lives
and have some fun doing it. 

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