By: David Sirota
In a recent op-ed in The New York Times, Oliver Burkeman derides the rapidly growing Fun at Work movement, pleading, “Please — no, really, please — can we stop trying to ‘make work fun’ ”? He claims, among other things, that these efforts – sometimes led by “Chief Fun Officers” or “Fungineers” -- can boomerang, “…making people miserable and thus reaffirming one of the oldest observations about happiness: When you try too hard to obtain it, you’re almost guaranteed to fail…”
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