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8th February, 2022

Is it Possible to Have Fun at Work?

With Rachel Morris

Dr Rachel Morris

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When was the last time you had fun at work?

Dr Kathryn Owler joins us in this episode to discuss the importance of having a fun mindset at work. She shares her fascinating research on the characteristics and traits of people who enjoy their current jobs. We dissect the common themes these people have in finding success in their careers.

If you want to start adopting the mindset people who have fun at work have, stay tuned to this episode.

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Reasons to listen

  1. Learn what it means to have fun at work.
  2. Discover the mindset and the things people who have fun at work do.
  3. Find out how you can attain a ‘lighthearted sense of enjoyment’ in your work life.

Episode highlights

05:07

Kathryn’s early work experience

06:55

Feeling Stuck and Unhappy

08:51

On Having Fun at Work

15:14

Taking Fun into Any Workplace

17:27

Secrets to Having Fun at Work

20:00

Taking Action 

22:55

Kathryn’s Definition of Fun

24:52

Being in the Flow

27:28

The Notions of ‘Joy’ and ‘Fun’

29:36

Connection and Fun at Work 

35:31

Being Successful While Enjoying Yourself

38:31

Changing Your Mindset and Taking Action

44:11

Kathryn’s Coaching Experience

46:52

Kathryn’s Top Three Tips

Episode transcript

Kathryn Owler: When I talk to people who are feeling unhappy at work, they often have this stuckness. “How do I move out of this phase?” Well, these people seem to have kind of inherent sense of control in this situation. So it’s not that they didn’t encounter challenges, and they didn’t encounter challenges to the enjoyment. But they always felt that there was something that they could do about it. Rachel Morris: When was the last time you had fun at work? Perhaps you think that work is the last place where you should be having fun. Or perhaps…

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