Have fun today.
We spend a 1/3 of our lives at work, most likely with our teams. As a leader, infuse fun where you can. That can run the gamut from official team-based outings or off sites, to simple (and appropriate!) jokes at the office. Playful moments. Family stories.
I heard a colleague this morning share a funny story about his childhood discovery that Santa wasn’t who he thought he was. Laughter can change the mood in an instant.
Does anyone really enjoy working in an environment that’s so buttoned up there’s no room for fun? Of course there are industries that may run a more serious approach than others – and even there, levity can go a long way in making the days more manageable.
Be the one who lightens the mood. Life is too short to take ourselves seriously all the time.
“We are all here for a spell. Get all the good laughs you can.” Will Rogers