Are you having fun at work? My answer to this question was ‘Yes’ because I get to work with a good team, I am working on exciting programs that will make a huge impact, I am passionate about what I do, and overall, I am having a good time doing it.
As I wanted to synthesise this further – which led me to Google and Twitter – I landed on this NY Times article by Catherine Price. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/23/well/mind/having-fun-suceeding-coronavirus-pandemic.html
Catherine defines ‘true fun’ as when there is a confluence of three psychological states called playfulness, connection and flow.
This resonates with me as I can use this definition in all areas of my life. In light of the above definition – I am having fun at work as I have autonomy and creative license to bring playfulness in my work and team, I feel connected with my team and stakeholders and the time goes quickly (flow) as I find engaged and focused on driving outputs and helping my customers.
What’s your take on ‘fun’ at work?