Mandated Fun

The Economist recently pub­lished an arti­cle about the “cult of fun” among busi­nesses. Kyle Baxter has a bet­ter take on it:

Here’s a much sim­pler solu­tion: make the work itself inter­est­ing and reward­ing for your employ­ees so they can get sat­is­fac­tion from their jobs, make the envi­ron­ment warm and enjoy­able for peo­ple to be a part of. If you do these two things (which, admit­tedly, is dif­fi­cult, but that is your job if you are run­ning a com­pany), work­ers will find fun things to do nat­u­rally with their colleagues.