Does it strike you as odd that the July/August HR Magazine features a seven-page article titled “25 Fun & Easy Ways to Boost Morale?” On first glance, this looks pretty neat. The writer crowd-sourced ideas on social media and shared them in the article. The ideas range from movie tickets to time off to an ugly sweater contest. Each story exclaimed how excited the employees were with the activity.
Call me a spoil sport but the article hit me the wrong way. My first thought was….our profession has been trying for decades to get out of the role of party planner, so now our professional magazine is touting party planning?
And then I thought to myself, “You really are a grouch, aren’t you?” (more…)