I remember being called into my boss’ office and reamed out for “having too much fun in my division” (which happened to be outperforming all the others 2 to 1) and “having people lined up to transfer into my group.” Am I the only one who thinks there’s something wrong with this picture?
Look, I get that times are tough. And being down doesn’t make them better. So why not re-introduce the idea of fun into your business—pranks, jokes, games, laughter, energy. If you have to go through tough time, foxhole humor is a pretty good way to do it.