If you conduct a survey in your office you will end up digging out some sordid truths about your employees. Your tele-callers are bored out of making and answering phone calls all day long and your computer programmer has stopped being creative. The reason is quite simple â€” lack of dimension that playfulness adds to the day-to-day boring chores. So having some boredom- breaking activities can lead to greater creativity and tolerance for carrying out tedious repetitive tasks.
Keeping this in mind, Unysis, a US IT outsourcing company with 1700 employees, affords its employees some flexibility to balance their own prioritiesâ€”leisure, family educational pursuits and the likes. The company also provides a demanding performance challenge to the employees creating a team spirit in them. Focusing on the various policies and programmes initiated by Unysis, Benny Augustine, the company's Human Resources Director, said "We have tried to build a very friendly work environment for our employees. As we believe that a little bit of fun in workplace results in the enhancement of