Making Work Fun: The Levity Effect
A manager at a company was interviewing a job candidate. The manager said, “We need a very responsible person for this job. We need someone who can take charge.” The candidate’s eyes lit up, and he responded with great enthusiasm. “Sir, your search ends here! I’m the one. In... Read more
Making Work Fun: The Levity Effect (Step 2)
ReadOasis Step 2 (Part 1) A manager at a company was interviewing a job candidate. The manager said, “We need a very responsible person for this job. We need someone who can take charge.” The candidate’s eyes lit up, and he answered with great confidence. “Sir, your search ends... Read more
The Storytelling Animal
Book Trailer by Jonathan Gottschall ReadOasis Step 5 Statisticians believe they could get a monkey to type Hamlet if they can only convince one to randomly thwack a typewriter for a long, long time. But a monkey already wrote Hamlet, or at least a great ape did. And long... Read more
Beginners Get Sorted
A Book Trailer ReadOasis Step 4 Sorted is built from a group of old school friends, most of whom couldn't cook. Ben, a chef, started showing us his recipes on the back of *beer mats. And what began as a small group of school mates looking for food solutions,... Read more
Making Work Fun: The Levity Effect (Step 3)
ReadOasis Step 3 (Part 2) Let’s contrast this fun with the reality of the workplace. The New York Times has reported that 25% of American workers have cried because of stress at work. Almost half the workers in the U.S. say this. The office is a place of “verbal... Read more
Making Work Fun: The Levity Effect (Step 2)
ReadOasis Step 2 (Part 2) Let's compare this fun with the reality of the work world. The New York Times has reported that 25% of American workers have cried because of stress at work. Almost half the workers in the U.S. say that the office is a place of... Read more