Thursday, December 18, 2008

Christmas Island


How'd ya like to stay up late like the islanders do?
Wait for Santa to sail in with your presents in a canoe
If you ever spend Christmas on Christmas Island
You will never stray, for everyday
Your Christmas dreams come true
On Christmas Island your dreams come true.


Jimmy Buffett Christmas has come to the WEC office as part of Spirit Week. You have probably heard of "Christmas in July", well today is "July in Christmas" Day. I was a little bummed that all my beach shirts are packed away in Lynchburg, but made do with what I had. Rob, Jamey and I braved the 46 degree weather in our shorts....brrr! Meredith and Amanda sported the flip flops.

Keeping it fun around the office, especially during high pressure times (like getting ready for Christmas Eve @ the Ferguson Center...don't miss it!) seems to improve attitudes as well as productivity. I remember at the DRIVE conference, hearing how NorthPoint had a Guitar Hero competition and went all out. Happy employees are productive employees.

What do you do to make sure work fun for your employees?

8 comments:

Teeny Marie said...

I have no employees, but I have an few employers that could use this advice.

Daniel said...

Here at the lab, during the festive holiday time, I loosen the shackles on my graduate student's chains for a few moments. Now there's your Merry Christmas right there!

Brian Miller said...

You are such a mad scientist Daniel. lol. It's not that we have to throw FISH like the guys in Seattle, as Daniel said, "we just need to loosen up a bit." Preferably not shackles.

jake (to the) holla said...

i'll take some legit island pictures soon =) lol... sorry... had to rub it in

Rob said...

It was cold outside, but not too bad inside the office. I just liked that we could wear flip flops to work!

Terrace Crawford said...

You really do have to rock the flops...

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Margie said...

46 degrees and wearing shorts!
I think it's cool that you all had "July in Christams" Day.

Nice picture of all of you!
Before we know it, it will be Christmas.
The year seems to be flying by!

Margie :)

Margie said...

46 degrees and wearing shorts!
I think it's cool that you all had "July in Christams" Day.

Nice picture of all of you!
Before we know it, it will be Christmas.
The year seems to be flying by!

Margie :)