Tactical whimsey injection: Leveraging fun to get work done


  1. As long as you’re actually accomplishing stuff, people just plain like working with fun folks (this is the easy one)

  2. Embedding fun links incentivizes readers to read everything (or form-filler-out-ers to fill out your survey)

  3. Saying “Please” and “Thank you” with cute animals gets you better support service

  4. Blowing bubbles engages your parasympathetic nervous system (the anti-fight-or-flight response)!



Tiffany Longworth

Tiffany Longworth is a SysAdmin at Puppet. She has launched successful projects large and small, but has also worked on projects that were spectacular failures! She likes using her background as a ...