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CULTURE

MAKE IT FUN

Jonathan Gifford

THERE IS EVERY reason to try to create an atmosphere at work in which people have fun. In ventures that depend on creative talent, a working environment that encourages play brings people together, breaks down barriers and creates an atmosphere of easygoing, collaborative endeavor.

In other environments, laughter can be the essential social lubricant that reduces stress levels and keeps teams of people working together on difficult projects.

The idea

Dan Nye, CEO of the business social networking site LinkedIn from 2007 to 2009, explains how the rapidly growing company went out of its way to create an atmosphere ...

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