Making work fun can do more harm than good
December 14 , 2013
There's a "Fun at Work" movement in today's workplace and author Oliver Burkeman hopes it's temporary.
Imposing blanket happiness on the employees might not be the best course of action in ensuring that they're actually happy. Burkeman cites studies, which show that employees get stressed out when they are expected to keep up a sunny disposition in all kinds of circumstances.
"Instead of striving to make work fun, managers should concentrate on creating the conditions in which a variety of personality types, from the excitable to the naturally downbeat, can flourish," he writes.