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Fun at Work – the Google Australia Way

OK…so it’s January and its heads down and bums up time for everyone who has a contribution to make to 2017!

But there is still no good reason to banish FUN from the work environment and I thought you might like the short video attached.

We all know about Google being a “fun” place to work, but, until recently most of the promo was about their US operations and we might have been forgiven for thinking that it was a one-off location or mindset…but the good news is that the same philosophy to having GREAT FUN while achieving GREAT THINGS is the norm here in Australia as well!

Now I acknowledge that some organisations would struggle to buy sandwiches for their people, let alone have a variety of cafes on site, but (and it’s a BIG BUT!!!) it’s not about how much you spend on staff amenities – it’s about how much you are perceived to value your team.

And if we’re honest about it, most of us could be more flexible with working hours. Many of us could spend more time making sure we hire the best people available and then let them get on doing the job you hired them to do.

Enjoy and please send us your suggestions on how you like to lighten things up in your workplace…