Make your workday more exciting in these 9 ways
It’s officially the middle of the year, and if you’re working in an office, you may be feeling worn down. From office games to team-building, there is a range of ways to make your time at work more fun. Not only will fun office stuff make your life at work more enjoyable, it can also help to boost productivity.
Get creative with your surroundings
Personalise your workspace with colour and art that reflects your own style. Find an interesting desk lamp for your office space that will give you great lighting as well as livening up your desk. Adding messages and quotes to the walls of your office helps to keep everyone motivated. Ask your colleagues to bring in their favourite inspirational quotes so that you can decide together which ones to use for the office walls. When it comes to fun office stuff, there are plenty of options in the stationery department. From crazy pens to animal-shaped erasers, your stationery doesn’t need to be boring.
Add some greenery for oxygen
Adding plants to your office helps to create a tranquil workspace while also improving the quality of the air. Plants enhance the aesthetic appeal of your office. On those stressful days, plants can help to calm you down.
Office games are great for team-building and they’re fun too! Creating a games area in the office gives staff members a place to take breaks away from their desks so that they can return to their work feeling refreshed. Setting up a tournament with office games is an affordable opportunity for team-building and it helps to boost office morale. Games allow employees to take their mind off work during their breaks, which helps to reduce stress and ensures that they can give their full focus to their work when they return to their desk.
Spend time with your colleagues
Have fun with your colleagues by meeting outside of work. Going for lunch or dinner together is a great opportunity for team-building. Spending time together outside of the office allows you to get to know your colleagues better so that you can build stronger relationships with them. Good work relationships help to brighten up your days as well as to boost your performance. They also help to develop a supportive office environment, which improves job satisfaction and the overall well-being of employees.
Bring a pet to work day
Dogs make great office companions so you could consider allowing employees to bring their dogs to work. Research shows that having a dog in the office helps to decrease stress levels as well as to improve productivity. They also facilitate improved communication between employees.
Celebrate the small victories
Celebrating small victories plays a huge role in job satisfaction and makes working in an office more enjoyable. Take time out to celebrate progress that you and your team have made on your projects. Acknowledging small milestones helps team members to understand that the work that they do is important and that they are a valuable part of the company.
30 minutes group activity
Exercise helps to boost your mood and organising a group activity at work is great for team-building. Whether you decide to do yoga or pilates, setting time aside to exercise each week at work can help to boost office morale.
A good office party goes a long way towards livening up the atmosphere in the office. Set a date for after work so that everyone can get to know each better over a few drinks. Don’t forget snacks and music when you plan the event. Make sure to include non-alcoholic drink options as well as vegetarian food to cater to people’s different religions, cultures, and ethics. If you don’t have time to plan a party, head to the nearest bar for happy hour.
Add photos of your pets, friends, and family to your desk. Photos are a great way to personalise your desk so that you feel at home in your work environment. Photos also enable people to learn more about each other, which helps to build relationships in the office.
Now that you have plenty of ways to liven up your office, get to it! We welcome photos, so feel free to share your office space with us on Facebook or Twitter.