In any company, the workforce is the bloodline that keeps it going and alive. So you have to make sure that your people are highly motivated to show up for work and be as productive as they could possibly be.
One way to get the optimal results at work is to make the environment more fun for everyone. Studies show that those who enjoy their work and their workplace are some of the healthier, more engaged, and more productive professionals, whether they’re assembly line workers or medical marketing consultants.
Here are a few ways to get the fun started in your office.
8 Ways to Make Work More Fun and Be Productive
Have a designated fun-and-games area.
Fun and games at work help create a more relaxed and friendly atmosphere. A pool table surrounded by a few smaller tables for cards or board games and some bean bags all over the room should be enough to create a relaxing and fun vibe at the office.
Spend time with your colleagues outside the workplace.
Sure you spend a lot of time with them at work but hanging out with your staff outside of work helps build greater camaraderie and synergy within the team which leads to your business running like a well-oiled machine.
Build meaningful friendships at work.
It has been proven that employees who have found meaningful and supportive relationships at work are more engaged and perform a lot better. It is also a factor in minimizing absences in the workplace and increasing employee satisfaction and teamwork.
Personalize your workstation or office.
Since you spend most of your time daily at work, why don’t you make it a bit more fun for yourself by setting up your office or desk to fit your style and taste? Just don’t go overboard that it causes distraction instead of increasing your excitement for work.
Get an office dog.
A canine companion at the office, according to recent research, helps reduce the stress levels at the workplace and increases productivity.
Have a new approach to really make Fridays TGIF.
Make the end of workweek a bit more fun by holding wind-down meetings where you can talk about any leftover concerns or start planning for the following week over a few bottles of beer before you head out the door. It’s sort of like a pre-happy-hour happy hour.
Integrate hobby breaks into your schedule.
Almost everyone has a hobby that they’re passionate about. Integrating hobby breaks into your schedule can help them recharge their batteries and relieve them of stress allowing them to return to work energized.
Provide alternative workstations for your employees.
Sitting at your desk for the whole day can be quite boring. Providing workers with different places to work helps them get out of the monotony that kills excitement for work and helps them refocus and be more creative.
See? It is possible to be very productive at work and have a blast doing it. So what are you waiting for? Let the fun begin!