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Are we having fun yet?

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

by Mary Ellen Eagan

It was with some surprise that I heard TJ Schulz, incoming President of the Airport Consultants Council (ACC) quote me saying we don’t have fun anymore.   But apparently I did, in an article that has just been published in Airport Consulting.  The point I was trying to make is that one of the things that has changed most over the course of my career is the sense that folks are so busy being efficient, productive, and yes – billable – that we don’t take enough time to appreciate our colleagues.   There is apparently a great body of research to support the fact that ‘fun at work’ is important to success.

 

Airport Consulting, Summer 2013

Airport Consulting, Summer 2013

This issue also has a good discussion of generational issues in the workplace, and I’m interested that there are even general differences in thinking about what’s ‘fun’ at work.  So maybe this summer – when things might be just a little bit less frantic – we should try to relax.  Just a bit.  It’s good for us.