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Our poll results are in!

Over the summer, we ran an online poll asking the question:

Is your workplace fun?


The poll closed last week, and here are the results … (drum roll please) …

  • 45% said Yes or On Most Days
  • 33% said Every so often
  • 22% responded in the negative! :(

Yikes!  22% said that they didn’t have fun at work!  Given that we spend so many of our waking hours at work, methinks that if  you’re not having fun, it’s not worth doing!  So why is it?  Why do you think over one-fifth of our respondents go to a job, day after day, where they aren’t having a good time?  Is it the money?  Fear of not getting another job?  What?

What do you want to know about creating a fun productive workplace?

So the research unequivocally shows that employees who have fun at work are also more motivated and productive.  Which means that if you’re a leader, it VERY worth your while to create a work climate that your employees find enjoyable, entertaining, playful and encouraging.  But not at the sacrifice of professionalism and performance!  On Wednesday September 14, I’m leading a live Audio Conference on exactly this topic — using fun to motivate your team and maximize performance — and I’ll be opening the lines for questions.  So tell me — what is one thing that I could help you with or one obstacle that I could help you overcome in order to create a fun, positive and productive workplace? Go to www.AskMerge.com to ask your question and I’ll answer as many as I can on September 14.

And while you’re at www.AskMerge.com, be sure to vote in our “fun” online poll.  Tell us what your workplace is like, an see how others have answered this question.  Just click on the link on the bottom left of the screen.

Fun workplaces are productive workplaces

The research shows there is a direct correlation between fun in the workplace and employee productivity.  In fact, fun at work is also directly linked to increased morale, greater creativity and innovation, enhanced performance, higher commitment to the organization, and lower turnover.  So what is your workplace like?  Is it a fun, playful and productive environment … or not.  Participate in our online poll; it will take just a moment.  You can see up-to-date results right after you vote, and I’ll report the final results right here on my blog on September 15th.  Click on the link below.

Go to online poll

Results of our informal poll – the biggest time wasters at work

PollBoxLast month, we conducted a fun online poll – “What are your biggest time wasters at work?” we asked.  And the top two answers were (drum roll please) …

#1 – Other people

#2 – E-mail

For the rest of the results, click on the poll box to the right.

So, do you agree?  What are you doing to overcome these obstacles and manage your time better?

What prevents you from prioritizing your responsibilities and managing your time?

If you’re a leader, then you have a multitude of responsibilities that keep your schedule overflowing. Dealing with day-to-day issues, addressing long-term initiatives, putting out fires, responding to email, juggling numerous projects, meeting a myriad of deadlines – you’re constantly being asked to do more with less – provide better customer service, greater productivity and stronger leadership, all while your time and resources dwindle. Boy, it’s enough to make you lose your breath (and sometimes your sanity!)

What obstacles do YOU face when it prioritizing your responsibilities and managing your time? Tell me about your most difficult challenge at www.AskMerge.com, and I’ll do my best to answer as many questions as I can during my live Audio Conference coming up on Wednesday February 16.

While you’re at www.AskMerge.com, be sure to participate in our fun poll: what’s your biggest time waster at work? (Click on the link on the bottom left of the screen)

Fun poll: what’s your biggest time waster at work?

You don’t need me to tell you that you’re busy!

If you’re a leader, then you have a multitude of responsibilities that keep your schedule overflowing. From dealing with the day-to-day issues to participating in long-term initiatives; from putting out smoldering fires to responding to the never-ending stream of e-mail in your in-basket; you are tasked with juggling numerous projects and meeting a myriad of deadlines!

You don’t need me to tell you that your schedule is demanding, you already know that you are being asked to do more with less: provide better customer service, greater productivity and stronger leadership, all while your time and resources dwindle.

You don’t need me to remind you of how much you’re trying to juggle.  You already know.  But … wouldn’t it be fun to find out whether your biggest time waster at work is the same as everyone else’s?  Participate in our fun (and highly unscientific) poll and you’ll find out!  Click on the polling box below.

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