Tactical whimsey injection: Leveraging fun to get work done


Who doesn’t love a good time? Besides The Man™, of course. But what if there was Business Value© in cat gifs and Synergy® in LOLs? In this talk, I’ll outline four ways you can leverage levity to Get Stuff Done℠.

SPOILERS

  1. As long as you’re actually accomplishing stuff, people just plain like working with fun folks (this is the easy one)

  2. Embedding fun links incentivizes readers to read everything (or form-filler-out-ers to fill out your survey)

  3. Saying “Please” and “Thank you” with cute animals gets you better support service

  4. Blowing bubbles engages your parasympathetic nervous system (the anti-fight-or-flight response)!

Speaker

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Tiffany Longworth

 
Tiffany Longworth is a Site Reliability Engineer at Zapproved. She has launched successful projects large and small, but has also worked on projects that were spectacular failures! She likes using her ...