F is for FUN

F is for FUN

Here at Devine Consulting our company values are represented by FRANK. FRANK stands for Fun, Reliable, Accessible, Nurturing and Knowledgeable. Today we are talking about F. F stands for Fun.

During the trying times we are in, it is difficult to keep the fun in the day to day work environment. As a business owner keeping an upbeat environment for your employees is important. But how do you do that when staff is working remotely, stressed, and unsure what is going to happen next in the current climate? While the stress on business owners and employers is tougher than ever, it is difficult to focus on keeping a positive workspace. We have experienced this too here at Devine Consulting, but valuing fun is a key part of who we are and focusing on it is important.

One of the ways we’ve worked to keep up the fun of our environment is by starting happy hours. These started during the stay at home order when all our staff was working from home. We used this as a way to see each other and still get together even when we couldn’t be in the office. We played games, saw pets and children, and talked about the past week. As we started to transition back into the office, we kept up these happy hours. On Friday afternoons everyone gets together (at a social distance of course) and enjoys a drink and chatting before the weekend begins.

Fun is an essential part to any good work environment. Coming up with unique ways to keep this value in sight is always a challenge. But by keeping it in focus, a positive work environment is never too far away.

Jennifer Devine

I'm an experienced finance professional with more than 20 years of experience. I've held several Controller positions throughout my career, most notably with an internationally respected commercial real estate investment, management, and brokerage firm. In this role, I was responsible for all aspects of accounting across the company's many operational divisions - including internet services, real estate development, property management, and brokerage services. As our company operated in multiple countries and currencies, it was essential to me that all financial reports were accurate and compliant.