“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy,” so the saying goes. Our director of publisher training, Ramon Rocha III, shares pointers for building a successful publishing team that has fun while achieving results.
How do you build a publishing team that achieves results while having fun? It starts with you.
You set the tone in every nook and corner of the office. Are you wearing a frown? Your staff will too. Are you a fun person to be with? Are you real or wearing masks, fun, caring or humble? These qualities will make your staff feel at ease with you.
Ensure your team is on the same page. Do you share the same goals, mission and vision statement? Are you building a corporate culture that sets the tone of who you are? Your culture reflects your values.
What values do you hold dear as a company? Agree as a staff and commit to your core values.
Ensure everyone has ownership of goals and targets, rather than just imposing the objectives from above.
What do you do for fun as a staff? Activities can unite everyone and keep them at ease. Have a picnic or a retreat at a beach or mountainside. Some companies have executives serve breakfast to staff. Think about pursuits that will energize the staff and make them smile.
You don’t have to be serious all the time to achieve results at work. Don’t just sing “O Holy Night;” sometimes you can sing “Joy to the World”! Achieve the results and have fun!
Please share your ideas for creating a fun atmosphere with us here.
This LittWorld 2012 video was shot and produced by Good News Productions in Nairobi, Kenya.