Searching for ways to make your job more joyful?
The world of work is constantly changing. From pressing deadlines and incoming projects to back-to-back meetings, it can be difficult to know how to make work less stressful and more productive and exciting. Now’s the time to introduce new techniques and different perspectives!
Bruce Daisley’s book, The Joy of Work: 30 Ways to Fix Your Work Culture and Fall in Love with Your Job Again, provides refreshingly practical tips on how to bring clarity, energy and focus to your role, and the positive impact this can have on you and your team.
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Having a job can feel like hard work. But there are plenty of ways to make it more fun and fulfilling for everyone. Including you!
The Joy of Work defines 30 refreshingly simple tips on how to make your job more productive, more rewarding, and more enjoyable.
Here are 9 of them to get you started…
Recharge: Performance enhancing action
Have a Monk Mode morning
Schedule a period of uninterrupted time where you shut out all calls and meetings until 11am to create a ‘distraction barricade’.
Take a walk
“There’s nothing like a night-time stroll to give you ideas.” | J.K. Rowling
While walking in the dark may be a little impractical, a 30 minute amble during the day can work wonders for energising thoughts, adding clarity and generating ideas.
Hurry anxiety is caused by high levels of connectivity and information overload which can lead to debilitating overwhelm. Allow your brain to rest by doing absolutely nothing for a moment to tap into your natural creativity sources.
Sync: Fixes to make teams closer
Laughter can stimulate creativity, help with challenges and balance out intense emotions. Develop a culture where laughter is encouraged, and employees have a cheerful perspective.
Inductions aren’t just there to inform new starters about the practical stuff. Consider how to help people feel they belong from day one, invite them to share past achievements, and offer a warm and personal welcome.
Know when to leave people alone
Creativity is about thinking and then discussion. Allow people the time and space they need to dream up ideas and play around with them in their heads before collaborating to pool thoughts.
Buzz: Secrets of energised teams
The best businesses seek to include people from as many different backgrounds as possible. Involve different perspectives to counter the effect of groupthink and achieve better decision making.
Admit when you messed up
Being open about things we could have done better is incredibly powerful. Create a positive and trusted environment through honest feedback and candid discussions that involve everyone.
Focus on the issue, not the people
Remove the personal element of projects or processes by encouraging people to focus on the work at hand rather than on individuals. When inevitable issues arise, try presenting them as a model, sketch, drawing or statement to shift the focus.
Transform work from bland and boring to joyful and inspiring!
Content from the fabulous book, The Joy of Work: 30 Ways to Fix Your Work Culture and Fall in Love with Your Job Again by Bruce Daisley