There’s nothing wrong with having a little fun at the office every once in a while. Now we’re not talking about turning your work place into a fiesta everyday, but there are times when employees need to unwind the stress that accumulated throughout the week. James Sinegal once said, “When employees are happy, they are your very best ambassadors.” Employees are key for maintaining a successful business. So how can you make your very own office fun to work at?
Who doesn’t love cake? Everyone loves celebrating birthdays and achievements while indulging in delicious sweets and candy. Throwing a surprise event at the office for a co-worker can be very exciting for everyone involved, especially when it includes prior planning for the event. Celebrating events at the office is a chance for you to not only indulge with food, but also socialize with your co-workers and enjoy a break from your daily routine.
Put Games in The Break Room
Just like a gas tank, employees need fuel to push through a draining day at work. By putting games in the break room, such as a small foosball table, board games, or even Wii consoles, employees can have some fun at work and at the same time recharge their batteries to face the tasks that lie ahead. This will definitely give employees the chance to relieve their stress. A game room in the office will definitely strengthen the bonds between employees and enhance their mood and morale.
Have “Non-Business Meetings’’
Sometimes employees find comfort in confiding and sharing certain experiences with each other. Arrange occasional non-business meetings that could teach employees something interesting; like the art of origami. Maybe even arrange meetings where employees can take turns to share memorable victories, embarrassing moments or certain facts about themselves. Such meetings will give employees something to look forward to, especially when some employees are working with tedious daily tasks, and seek for excitement throughout the day.
Organize an Occasional Outing
Sometimes, what employees really need is a change of atmosphere. They need to leave the office every once in a while for a breath of fresh air. Award the employees for a recent big win or victory by taking them on an outing during working hours; it could be for lunch, a game of basketball or even bowling. This will in return give the employees a chance to bond together outside of the working environment. Your employees will feel appreciated and valued for their dedication and hard work. Rest assured, that by developing such a rewarding system at the office, the employees’ dedication and productivity will increase.