with a Difference – Fun!
Australian business people spend millions of hours in meetings each
year. Are we accomplishing the results to justify this investment of time?
Fun can be the catalyst for an effective meeting. Used appropriately,
fun and humour can relieve meeting tedium and level the hierarchical
playing field to create an atmosphere that encourages honest dialogue,
risk taking and the sharing of ideas. Make the most of your meetings by
making them more effective. Challenge yourself to incorporate several new
ideas into the design of your next meeting.
- Adults learn and retain information best
through interaction and involvement.
- Individuals process information best when you
can stimulate their senses.
Take advantage of these special opportunities every time you gather by
giving your colleagues something to look at, something to listen to and
something to do. Enliven your meetings and presentations with a sense of
humour and fun and find out how productive and creative your co-workers
- An Arthur Anderson office has changed their weekly meetings into
half-hour "coffee talks" in their own space. The challenge
is to find a creative way to share information in a short amount of
time. For example, the production group wanted to let everyone know
about changes in roles and responsibilities taking place within their
department. They prepared a skit, dressed up and presented a talk show
format with Sally Jessy Rapheal as the hostess. Food is available most
of the time, which encourages participation. Everyone looks forward to
Reference: 301 ways to have fun at work – Dave
Hemsath & Leslie Yerkes
6202.0 Labour Force, Australia,
EMBARGO: 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 13/09/2001
- increased by 77,300 to 9,213,200.
Full-time employment rose by 72,600 to 6,626,700 while part-time
employment rose by 4,600 to 2,586,500.
- decreased by 5,100 to 668,900. The
number of persons looking for full-time work increased by 2,900 to
511,700 and the number of persons looking for part-time work fell by
8,000 to 157,200.
- decreased by 0.1 percentage point to
6.8%. The male rate decreased by 0.2
percentage points to 7.0% and the female rate remained at 6.5%.
- NSW 6.0% (5.9%
last month); Vic 6.3% (6.4%); Qld 8.2% (8.1%); SA 7.3% (7.9%); WA
6.9% (7.2%); Tas 9.7% (9.3%).
If you require any assistance filling your vacant positions, please feel
free to contact our office on 9570
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