Many people are motivated to do tasks by knowing they're being productive, contributing to society, and/or providing good income for their family. Other people are more motivated by pleasure: Will this activity be fun? Unless a task is fun and/or easy, they're tempted to procrastinate. If the latter sounds like... Read More »
In these tough times many people just want to work, so the idea of having a job that's enjoyable may seem a bit too pie-in-the-sky. For others, though, a good dollop of fun is just what's needed to make work worthwhile.
"Fun," of course, is an objective measure. But with the help of PayScale, AOL Jobs... Read More »
By Debra Auerbach and Harris Effron
Everyone wants a cool job. The kind of fun job that gets you excited to go to work every day-and inspires envy or at least a little curiosity in others. But what makes a job cool is subjective.
A career that involves drinking beer or joking around with Mickey Mouse might be... Read More »
A growing number of companies, such as Acclaris and TD Bank, like to be known as "fun" places to work, documents The Economist. Acclaris even has a chief fun officer. TD Bank has installed a "Wow" department that cooks up fun things to do to celebrate the achievements of the work force. Read More »
People love to be the first person to do something. Anything. Look no further than those annoying posts on blogs and online news stories where someone simply writes, "FIRST!" because they're celebrating being the first person to comment. Or watch any news program and see how they will report the detail of any... Read More »
According to a 2010 survey by The Conference Board, only 45 percent of people are satisfied at work, the lowest percentage since the survey started in 1987. Workers who are not engaged in their jobs find all kinds of ways to distract themselves: chatting with co-workers, taking longer smoke breaks, sleeping,... Read More »
How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying is not only the snazzy title of a famous Broadway musical -- it's the holy grail of idle underachievers everywhere. I'm raising my hand here, because I'd sure as heck rather be having fun than working hard; and of course, I want to make a lot of money, too! It's... Read More »
Ever wonder about the person who gave you those awesome tips on where to go and what to do when you traveled to Spain? What about the people who keep Britney's rep in check (sort of...)? And who exactly is that guy (or girl) impersonating Marilyn Monroe?
These are the kinds of jobs that pique a person's... Read More »