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It would probably be a drag to work at a company focused more on finances, spreadsheets and numbers instead of encouraging fun and innovative new ways to do things. This is especially true for someone with an appreciation for humour and "good vibes" at the workplace.
Karaoke evenings. Ping-pong contests. Free team lunches. These are just some of the perks that you’d think of first if we told you to imagine a "fun workplace". After all, fun jobs need all the hallmarks of a good time!
Imagine this: Your employees get to the office ready to begin their tasks, only to find a surprise board game party at the office. Now, how do you think they would react? It would definitely be a great & fun way to kickstart the day, wouldn’t it?
Moreover, it would make them even happier to get work done because they had "fun" at work!
Creating a fun environment at work has many such benefits. It is well-known that enjoyment leads to happiness and better employee well-being. In the modern workplace, leading HR managers employ strategies to associate the workplace with a sense of fun and joy for employees.
Who doesn’t like having fun when doing what they love? While “fun” and “work” are often seen as opposing factors, we believe that shouldn’t be the case. We wanted to remind everyone of this fact, and what better opportunity to discuss this than just before International Fun at Work Day?
First celebrated in 1996, the International Day of Fun at Work, also called International Fun at Work Day, is celebrated every year on the 1st of April. It is a day to turn a regular work day into a fun, enjoyable and memorable experience for employees.
“Where people aren’t having any fun, they seldom produce good work” – David Oglivy
1st April has always been celebrated as a day of fun and frolic. This should also be the case at the workplace! Keeping this in mind, here are a few of the reasons why employees having fun at work leads to better outcomes.
The above reasons were the “why” of having fun at work. Let us now discuss “how” to go about implementing this knowledge!
It is a great idea to create a sense of fun and joy at work. Fun activities at work boost employee motivation, creativity, and team-building. "Fun" can and needs to be a part of every workplace. In the new normal, even hybrid or remote employees having fun can reap various comprehensive health benefits!
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