You spend more time at your place of work than you do at home, yet you have less control over the environment in your workplace. So why not have some fun at work to make it worth the long hours.
It’s no wonder that some companies experience such high staff turnover rates. After all, if you can’t have a little fun at work what’s the point in being there? You’re human and you need to have a little fun in life!
Fortunately, there are some great ways to have fun at work and boost your productivity in the process.
It should be noted that corporate team building activities are an excellent way to boost productivity by giving your staff the opportunity to get to know each other better.
This allows them to understand each other’s strengths and weaknesses while in a neutral environment. The activity will also give workers something to talk and laugh about, even when they are back in the workplace.
Get To Know Each Other
If you love an afternoon coffee then start a new tradition by getting yourself one and anyone else that you know loves one. It’s a small gesture but it will make the workplace seem a little more human and fun.
Sometimes people are so obsessed with getting a job done that they remain glued to their desk, even if this is not productive.
Every employee should take at least one walk in the morning or afternoon. In fact, it’s a good idea for the company to insist everyone walks and talks with another employee for at least 5 minutes every day.
It will help the team to get to know each other, make it more fun at work, and boost productivity!
It is possible to go overboard with personalized pictures and ornaments surrounding your desk. However, it is important to have something. You spend a lot of time at work, these images and items remind you of why you’re there, and they are great conversation starters.
Make A Joke
It can be difficult in a very politically correct environment to feel comfortable making jokes or complimenting people.
However, they can make the workplace fun, the trick is to stay away from personal subjects which could be taken the wrong way. Compliment a person by telling them how good their idea was, or play a joke that appears to backfire on you.
Just be prepared to laugh at yourself.
It’s estimated that the average worker spends a large proportion of their time on social media. You can use these to boost the fun level in your office. Simply set up a workplace social media network that allows your team to effortlessly contact each other.
Then, encourage them all to check in on each other throughout the day, you’ll be surprised at how much difference it makes.
Not every worker is going to want to join a team sport or work-based club but offering these things gives the opportunity. It’s a great way for workers to connect and make the workplace seem a little more fun.
Fun at work not only impacts productivity, but it boosts morale and loyalty to the business and its mission.