Show Notes

Episode 39: Making Work Fun

Do you have fun at work? We sure hope you do. If work can sometimes be a drag, this episode is for you. This week, Shannon and Janine talking tips and strategies for making work fun. Because, in Oscar Wilde’s words, “Life is far too important to take seriously.”

Discussion topics include:

  • How our perception of our work has everything to do with how much fun our work is
  • How perfectionism can play a role in making work less fun
  • Janine’s experiences with making organizing fun
  • The prescient Oscar Wilde quote on Shannon’s high-school yearbook page
  • Letting go of perfectionism to try to make work more fun
  • Gamifying your work
  • Sharing your work achievements to make them more fun
  • How working with someone else—even if you’re working on different things—can make boring work more fun
  • The importance of setting boundaries at work to create space to have fun
  • How fun is in the eye of the fun-maker (and that it’s good to know what your idea of fun is)
  • The mean trick played on Shannon’s coworker
  • The role of rewards in making work fun


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