Stop forcing your employees to have fun

09/19/2010 | Economist (free content), The

From Red Bull's in-office slide to TD Bank's costumed morale-boosting team, companies are trying harder than ever to ensure that their workers are having fun. They shouldn't bother, argues The Economist -- workers hate feeling that they're being forced to have fun, and there are less embarrassing ways to boost employee engagement. "The cult of fun has spread like some disgusting haemorrhagic disease," this column notes. "Compulsory fun is nearly always cringe-making."

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Economist (free content), The