Why Mandatory Fun Is Bad For You
Are fun activities in office environments more a smokescreen for poor management than anything else?
[With respect to policy] one HR manager made the telling admission that “we need to make up for the kind of work that is done here.” The researchers conclude that by this account, the company does alright, having their monotonous, wearing work completed, and escaping any real backlash by buying the employees off with a facsimile of social life. The young employees do less well. As we see, some are disillusioned that the promises don’t line up with reality. Others may be drawn into dependency, as they’ve been encouraged to draw their social world from the same well as their pay-check.