Mary Ellen EaganPresident & CEO
As President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of HMMH, Mary Ellen is responsible for providing strategic, innovative leadership…
It was with some surprise that I heard TJ Schulz, incoming President of the Airport Consultants Council (ACC) quote me saying we don’t have fun anymore. But apparently I did, in an article that has just been published in Airport Consulting. The point I was trying to make is that one of the things that has changed most over the course of my career is the sense that folks are so busy being efficient, productive, and yes – billable – that we don’t take enough time to appreciate our colleagues. There is apparently a great body of research to support the fact that ‘fun at work’ is important to success.
This issue also has a good discussion of generational issues in the workplace, and I’m interested that there are even general differences in thinking about what’s ‘fun’ at work. So maybe this summer – when things might be just a little bit less frantic – we should try to relax. Just a bit. It’s good for us.