Having fun in the workplace is a great motivator for many employees. Having some humor will not only allow you to appreciate your fellow coworkers, but your job as well. Below are some ideas to make your workplace fun and invigorating.
Make sure to always use common sense when telling any jokes. Take a moment before telling the joke to make sure not to offend anyone. If the joke is something you could tell someone you look up to such as your grandmother, then it most likely would be appropriate for sharing with people at work.
Take a trip to the local toy store and brighten up your office with purchasing childish things. Look for anything that could lighten up your meetings, staff interaction or just to put a smile on someone’s face.
Start meetings with someone telling a joke, a humorous story, playing a game, whatever you can to get everyone to relax. Purchase noisemakers and make it a rule that before you can speak you must use your noisemaker. Make it as fun as possible to encourage workers to attend the next meeting.
Hold fun contests. It could range anywhere from karaoke contests, to free lunches, to coffee breaks, to gift cards. Anything to boost the moral of the employees.
Hold an employee of the month award. Have fellow coworkers nominate the employee if they did something to contribute to the company. For example, they went out of their way for a customer, or a fellow coworker.
Ask around the workplace and see what others do outside of work. Try to organize a sport everyone could play, or start a fitness club. Make sure to include everyone in the activities.
Last but not least try to open up. Invite your fellow coworkers to get together once in a while to get to know one another. If you know one another you will enjoy each other’s company that much more at work.