Put a Little Fun into the Office
Fun, that word is not normally associated with an office environment. We think of offices as human versions of beehives. Each person buzzing from one task to the next with proficiency. But what if I told you that in the midst of all of that work you could have fun?
Maybe not a football game, beer and burgers kind of fun, but something that promotes community and stress relief.
A good way as a manager to inject a little fun into the work place is by coming up with games. One that has proven to be a great success for Executive Suite Professionals is our annual clover hunt. The team at ESP hides a thousand clovers of all sizes around the office and at the end of the month, the person with the most clovers wins the prize. This brings clients out of their offices and promotes chatter between the clients.
The fun does not have to be as extravagant as the large scale clover hunt. It could be as small as giving away a bouquet at the end of the week to someone in the office.
As a manager or a company owner, one of the best things to do is to remember that your employees are people and need to destress from time to time. A little company-wide game can get everyone talking, networking, and relaxing.
At Executive Suite Professionals, we implement a game, puzzle, buzz monthly. It helps with networking and socializing between the clients and staff.
By Devin Hill