Our daily routines consist of normal activities like climbing the stairs and throwing away trash. What happens if we try to make these boring tasks more fun.
In this first video, a seemingly normal trash can is transformed through some gadgetry (direct link):
Here’s a clip of people discovering something unusual about stairs at a subway entrance: (direct link):
Both of these experiments are part of a program by Volkswagon called The fun theory. The car company offers a simple explanation:
We believe that the easiest way to change people’s behavior for the better is by making it fun to do.
The two videos use custom technology to positively influence the way people behave, but the premise does not necessarily require anything so complex. Any environment—even the workplace—can be improved by making routine tasks more enjoyable through something cheerful and unexpected. More importantly, doesn’t real productivity at the office seem intimately connected with the satisfaction of a job well done? A little joy is always welcome, whether it comes from completing a task or from an outside factor.
At AccelaWork, we believe that there is no greater power than stakeholder satisfaction. If you care about your work and derive happiness from starting, doing and completing each project, there is no limit to what you can achieve. Sometimes, all that is needed to improve outcomes is a desire to make the process more pleasant. Contact our consultants today!