Whens the last time you had fun at work? If you cant remember, you're missing out on more than just a few laughs. Go behind the scenes with the Saint Paul Saints, a minor league baseball team that lives its motto: Fun Is Good. Three quarters of HR professionals polled agree that companies that promote fun at work are more effective than those that do not. Yet only 2 percent rate their organization as excellent, with regard to its fun work environment.
This highly motivational program takes you behind the scenes at Midway Field in Minnesota, where fun is encouraged daily. Visit a workplace where a costumed pig tosses out the balls, ushertainers serenade you in the stands and games are always sold out. See firsthand just how much fun, when combined with commitment, relates to organizational success and personal satisfaction. Sure, a day at the ballpark might sound like a good time. But when its your job, it can mean a fifteen-hour day of hard work, whether youre cleaning the bleachers, keeping the books or taking care of customers.
How do they do it? For the people who work here, fun is an attitude. An experience. Its why everyone from head groundskeeper to the president and co-owner is passionate about coming to work. Having fun on the job makes these employees more creative, more productive, and ultimately more satisfied. They dont take themselves too seriously. They treat each other with respect. And they make every day an event.
Key Learning Points
- Discover Your Passion
- Bring a Positive Attitude
- Show People You Care