January 28th is Have Fun at Work Day!
Most of us spend more of our time at work than anywhere else. Why not have a little fun?
Incorporating fun into the workday can increase productivity, enhance innovation, reduce stress, and foster engagement – among other things.
Here’s a quick list of five easy ways to have more fun at work:
1. Get creative.
Whether an off-site team-building or a designated space to doodle in a common area, inviting creativity to the workplace also invites more fun.
2. Begin meetings with an icebreaker.
If you were a drink, what would you be? What’s your favorite ice cream flavor? As silly as it may sound, taking some time to learn trivial information about coworkers builds camaraderie…and fun.
3. Get out of the office…together.
Pick an activity to do together, even if it’s just lunch outside of the office. A change of scenery brings with it a change of attitude.
4. Create a “wall of positivity” or “inspiration wall.”
Encourage coworkers to post inspirational quotes, awards, pictures, or thank you notes. Inspiration and positivity definitely encourage more fun.
5. Have challenges or events that allow different people to shine.
Does Doug have a mean chili recipe? Host a chili cook-off. Is Ann an amazing crafter? Have an afternoon crafting social. Allowing people to use their non-work strengths brings out the fun in all of us.
You’re going to be at work anyway…you might as well have fun while you’re at it!
Fun Doesn’t Have to Be Stressful!
Does the thought of creating more fun at work stress you out (after all, you’re maxed out as it is!)?
Having more fun doesn’t have to be one more thing on your to-do list. As a Health & Productivity Coach and Consultant, creating opportunities for your employees to have more fun at work is fun in my book. Plus – having more fun at work is both healthy and enhances productivity.
I’m happy to help you create and implement a strategy for more fun at work. Reach out if you’d like to learn more!