The 'fun, fun, fun' workplace
Admit it -- when you saw this headline, did the federal government jump to mind?
The San Jose Mercury News this morning has a short story on Yahoo's chief people person
As Yahoo's senior vice president of human resources, Libby Sartain epitomizes a corporate culture known for fun, fun, fun.
Sartain's effervescence and penchant for pulling pranks -- she helps plan Yahoo's April Fool's Day jokes almost a year in advance -- reinforce the lively workplace atmosphere.
She acknowledges that Yahoo will need to change its strategies as its workforce changes -- the average age now is 34.
Relating this to the federal workforce... having never been a fed, my impression is that 'fun' is not a common term used around the workplace. No doubt, this is serious stuff that government workers deal with, especially in a post-Setpember 11 world, but... as I read it, it did leave me wondering.
I'd be interested in your thoughts.
Posted by Christopher Dorobek on Jun 13, 2005 at 12:14 PM