Innovation-adept Culture:

Attitude Motivation

The Fun Factor

Making People Excited About What They Are Doing

By: Vadim Kotelnikov

Founder, Ten3 Business e-Coach – Inspiration and Innovation Unlimited!

 

"Nobody motivates today's workers. If it doesn't come from within, it doesn't come. Fun helps remove the barriers that allow people to motivate themselves." ~ Herman Cain

Inspiring Corporate Culture: 5 Pillars

"Leading a big company means never allowing a company to take itself too seriously." ~  Jack Welch

 

25 Lessons from Jack Welch 25 Lessons from Jack Welch: MAKE BUSINESS FUN

10 Rules for Building a Great Business

  1. Make business fun... More

Inspiring People

 

Keeping Eyes Open for Inspiration

By: IDEO

  • Encourage boyish pranks and wild play in the office – they don't just pump up the team, but also create an atmosphere where you naturally take chances and solve problems... More

Google's 10 Guiding Principles

  1. You can be serious without a suit. 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... More

10 Commandments of Innovation

Yin-Yang of Value Innovation

 

The Jazz of Innovation

11 Practice Tips

  1. Make business fun to make people excited about what they are doing, working as a team, and tackling new challenges... More

 

Recommendations for Business Leaders

7 Ways To Improve Communication and Collaboration

  1. Celebrate successes (both big and small)!... More

How To Prevent Innovation (Humorous Tips)

  • Demand everyone to be smileless at work, don't let anyone to make business fun... More

The Jazz of Innovation: 11 Practice Tips

Fun Is a a Big Element of Your Business Strategy

As business today is about passion and winning and creating new things, fun has become a big element in the business strategy of many highly successful businesses. No one should have a job they don't enjoy. "If you don't wake up energized and excited about tackling a new set of challenges, then you might be in the wrong job."3

10 Rules for Building a Successful Business

By: Sam Walton, Founder of Wal-Mart

  1. Celebrate your success. Find some humor in your failures. 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?"... More

12 Breakthrough Management Ideas for the New Economy

Source: Harvard Economic Review Executive summary by Anastasia Bibikova.

The best ideas related to the practice of management. If you know somebody has used them, don’t try to repeat. Simply consider them, debate them and let them inspire your own thinking!...

10. Laughter – the Best Consultant: You can learn a lot about the company by paying attention to its humor. Very often people tell jokes as a way of revealing uncomfortable truths... More

Inspirational Leadership: 10 Roles

  1. Make business fun. As business today is about passion and creating new things, fun has become a big element in the business strategy of many highly successful businesses. Make fun an important part of your corporate culture to enable relentless innovation and create an inspiring culture. "What's really driving the new economy – and confounding the grand pooh-bahs of the old one – is that individuals are having a huge impact. And an awful lot of fun," writes Edward O. Welles in The Fun Factor. People should be happy at work and have fun. Encourage just-for-fun programs. "Find some humor in your failures. Don't take yourself so seriously. Loosen up, and everybody around you will loosen up. Have fun. Show enthusiasm – always,” advised Sam Walton, Founder of Wal-Mart... More

18 Leadership Lessons from Colin Powell

  • Surround yourself with people who take their work seriously, but not themselves, those who work hard and play hard... More

25 Lessons from Jack Welch

Making Your Customers Laugh

Why would people want buy from you if they don't enjoy doing so? Making what you have to sell fun to buy is simply taking the whole process one step further. "If you can make your customers laugh, and excite them with your vision of what life can be, they are not going to walk into your outlets, but run into them. Running a successful business should be fun for you, and there's every reason why you should be able to communicate that sense of fun to your customers. Certainly, if you aren't having fun, you probably aren't running a successful business."1

 

 Case in Point  Canon

The six guidelines of the Canon Production System (CPS) are:

  1. Use competition and games to arouse interest... More

 Case in Point  Silicon Valley

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 innovation-adept culture.

Innovation-friendly Organization

 Case in Point  Ten3 Business e-Coach

Life- and business-related jokes, humorous quotes and cartoons make a great part of Ten3 Business e-Coach. Google ranks Ten3 Business e-Coach #1 for both "Smart Executive" and "Prostitute Parrots."

 

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