Over the years, having worked for and in differentindustries and positions, I have had fun working with aperfect balance of hard work.All that I understood after years of hard work,learning, fun, and experience; having an improper mixof work and fun at work for a career oriented personnelcould probably end in this:
95 % Work+05 % Fun=Steady, strong, and complete growth;
resulting in everlasting fun
.75 % Work+25 % Fun=Leading to a slow paced growth and a sureshot route for disappointments.50 % Work+50 % Fun=Rules out growth at all levels and leads toinevitable stagnancy. Such attitude leads toa frustrated career.25 % Work+75 % Fun=A road to un-successful, failed and adisastrous career.05 % Work+95 % Fun=A point where work is totally forgotten. Arecipe for a total collapse for self and theorganization.
I maybe wrong in my perceptions about working andhaving fun at work, but until recently I found peopletaking-up jobs out of their vocation or what they havedegrees in or may be they aren’t able to find one suitingtheir qualification, in this heavily competitiveemployment market.So, probably they take up a job where they find abit of co-relation with the education they obtained in.Unfortunately, they take-up this job and construe it ortreat it as a stop-gap arrangement till the time theyfind a job in their respective field. Or more badly, theytreat it as a small source of income to meet theirmiscellaneous expenses. It makes me think, how comepeople easily find others with matching attitudes toconvert a work-place into fun-place? I leave itunanswered, because, I couldn’t find a better answer tothis for the last seventeen years. I let them bask.Also I did observe that people who have taken-up jobs with casual attitudes usually cannot or do not justify the work they do and the pay they receive. Iwonder whether they really dedicate themselves to theirwork, to themselves or at least the organization. Theyactually maybe doing their best, but their actionsalways tell something else.