I got the idea for this Monday’s Monday tip from my good friend Lars, who specializes in this kind of silliness.
Lars suggests putting a flipchart in place where people pass by often and will see it. On the flipchart, write a question asking for advice, ideas, suggestions – anything really.
Here are some possible questions you can ask:
- I’m buying a birthday present for my seven-year old boy. Got any ideas?
- I need some good quotes about love for a speech at my friend’s wedding. Know any good ones?
- I’m taking my husband to dinner. Can you suggest a nice, romantic restaurant?
- I’m looking for some riddles to confound my children. Write your favorite riddle here.
Remember to put marker pens by the board so people can write their answers. Lars assures me that silliness usually ensues, but that you generally get some good ideas out of it as well. If nothing else, you’ll have something to talk about and you get to know your co-workers a little better.
The Chief Happiness Officer’s Monday tips are simple, easy, fun things you can do to make yourself and others happy at work and get the work-week off to a great start. Something everyone can do in five minutes, tops. When you try it, write a comment here to tell me how it went.