One of the most important values in our company is “have fun!”
We all work a lot. Â Who said being professional and achieving greatness had to be done with a serious face? Â I don’t know about you, but in my book it’s not that fun to be serious all the time.
I find that when people have fun they’re more relaxed and comfortable. Â And when they’re more relaxed and comfortable, they are more happy and productive.
At VietnamWorks and Navigos Search, we take our work seriously but we do like to have a good time. Â We let our hair down. Â Sometimes we’re just plain goofy.
I encourage people to express themselves and their unique personalities. Â One fun way we do this is through “team show” tradition during each of our monthly “All Hands Meetings.” Â A different team each month puts on a show.
The video below contains my and Hang’s show from last year. Â You can see we’re both having a great time. Â Which is important, because the leader of the organization sets the tone. Â A leader should make it safe for people not to be so serious all the time.
Are you having fun at work? Â Why not try something fun today? Â Both you and your team will love it!
(I learned the power of goofiness and fun from Southwest Airlines. Â Thank you Herb Kelleher!!)