Founders of CimJoy
are making a human
Fun4Biz is a social
network where people can build their
skills by participating in both serious and humorous contest ...
Innovation Football (Innoball)
is a breakthrough
business game that helps
disruptive innopreneurs achieve great
success in the real world. This strategic simulation game is also a great
Innoball helps you:
KoRe 10 Innovative
Kore 10 metaphoric tools
are relevant and rich
metaphors for the kind
of things we work on
when we need to
invent new things,
anticipate opponents' moves, design
an innovative strategy,
and to find
creative solutions to
complex problems. An have great fun all the way...
Google's 10 Guiding Principles
You can be serious without
Google’s founders built the company around the idea that
work should be challenging, and the challenge should be
fun. They put great stock in their employees –
energetic, passionate people with creative approaches to
work, play and life...
Do you really want to know what is deep inside,
at the core of Silicon Valley and what makes is tick?
"The truth is ... it's
a ball! Hard work combined with hard play – at every level, from executive
down and back up again."
People don't only work hard, but also have a
lot of fun at the same time. And they are not just having fun, but planning
it and making it part of their culture.
This is the spirit that truly
enables relentless innovation and creates
David Kelley, the founder of
the world's leading new product design company, believed that if he hired
people he liked and respected, everybody would have fun and more work done...
"My sense is that innovation can, in reality,
get quickly lost in a start up
‒ especially once that startup is launched,"
says Joe Kraus, Founder of JotSport. This happens because
the company is short staffed and the company is trying to get customers in
as many ways as possible that it's very easy to squeeze innovation out of
the system and instead get focused exclusively on customer-driven
development. You go from a company with a lot of great ideas and big
visions, to a company with a year-long roadmap and no real sense of "I-came-up-with-this-great-idea-which-I-built-over-the-weekend-and-look-how-cool-it-is".'
What can help startups stay innovative? The
answer of Joe Kraus: Have fun!...
Empire Health Plan (IEHP)
Team Culture supports a system
to provide the best health care possible to people who need IEHP's
corporate culture that supports the
idea that all Team Members are valued individuals. They can
make a difference.
And they should be happy at work. It’s okay to have fun...
Customer Service in a Furniture Shop
The owners of a furniture shop in Boston love
what they are doing and genuinely want to make furniture shopping fun.
figured out that many customers bring small children with them and that
adults would stay longer and shop more seriously if the kids felt happy in
the shop. "So they constructed a large children's play area inside the store
with every type of game imaginable. By the way, you have to walk all the way
through the store to get to the playground, so mom and dad can see the
furniture before settling down to serious shopping. The kids are happy, so
the parents are happy. It's simple.
And one more thing. When you leave the store,
your car windows have been washed! It's no wonder that this store
has the highest sales of any furniture outlet in the Boston area."
Michael Dell, the Founder of
Dell Inc. was speaking to an entrepreneurship class at his alma mater,
the University of Texas, when a student asked why the multibillionaire
continued to work. “You’ve got so much money,” the bold young student
declared. “Why don’t you just sell out, buy a boat, and sail off to the
Caribbean?” Dell’s answer said it all: “Sailing’s boring. Do you have any
idea how much fun it is to run a billion-dollar company?”
10 Rules for Building a
the Founder of Wall-Mart advices:
"Find some humor in your
Don't take yourself so seriously. Loosen up, and everybody around you will
loosen up. Have fun. Show enthusiasm
always. When all else fails, put on a costume and sing a silly song. Then
make everybody else sing with you. Don't do a hula on Wall Street. It's been
done. Think up your own stunt. All of this is more important, and more fun,
than you think, and it really fools competition. "Why should we take those
cornballs at Wal-Mart seriously?"...
Learning – Making Learning Fun
Oxygen Learning's mission is to challenge,
empower individuals within organizations to achieve increased
performance and improved quality of life by delivering programs and events
that make learning fun.
"Who stole the fun out of learning?" they ask,
and invite you to make a difference in the quality of your life and your
business performance by experiencing some of their unique programs and
events that make learning fun. You'll laugh, you'll enjoy, you'll make a
difference… What you learn, and how you learn it, will never be the same