Is your job a major drag? Are you tired of feeling bored at work? Well, it’s time to turn that frown upside down and learn how to have fun while on the job. Let’s face it. You work more than 40 hours a week and could use some fun within those hard-worked hours. How can you spice things up? Check out these 10 fun-filled ideas.
1) Change it up
Rather than holding your weekly staff meeting in the office conference room, why not move it outdoors? Maybe head on out to the nearby park, or meet in the courtyard. A change of pace is always refreshing especially on a gorgeous day.
2) Eat outdoors
Rather than eating inside in the white-walled cafeteria, take a lunch break and enjoy a picnic on a beautiful day. The fresh air will do everyone good.
Of course work is a place where tasks must be accomplished, but can the office spare 30 minutes for some fun group games? Collaborate with your co-workers and come up with some exciting office games everyone can enjoy. Perhaps you can run an office Olympics with relay races, ping pong, obstacle courses, and physical challenges. Everyone loves a little friendly competition, right?
4) Bring your pet to work day
It is a proven fact that animals boost human health and their overall mood. Try implementing a “Bring Your Pet to Work Day” once a month. Pets are always great icebreakers and help people socialize and smile.
5) Dance break
Whether it’s the electric slide, the chicken dance, the hokey pokey, or cha cha slide, most people love to dance. Turn on some tunes and shake what your momma gave you! Dancing increases energy and is an excellent way to burn off steam and stress.
6) Exercise club
Some offices are fortunate enough to have awesome gyms. For those that don’t, no worries. Try holding a yoga class once a week, or schedule a weekly bootcamp. Exercise can be fun, and is obviously a healthy option, too.
7) Happy hour
After a long week at work, you may want to schedule a Friday Happy Hour with your co-workers. Many restaurants put on happy hours for companies they know will be returning customers. Grab some appetizers and a cocktail and unwind after putting in a full week’s work.
You may not have a voice of an angel, but that doesn’t mean you don’t enjoy singing! Office karaoke is an incredible way to have fun. Pick your favorite song and belt out the notes. Who cares if you can’t hold a tune? It’s all about the fun!
9) Awards ceremony
Employees like to get recognized for a job well done. Why not host a monthly awards ceremony to honor those who have gone the extra mile? You can throw in silly awards, too, and have a good laugh. Print some certificates and maybe have a cake or some sweet treats to celebrate.
10) Themed days
Once a month, it would be fun to have employees come dressed for a designated theme. For example, maybe try an ugly holiday sweater day, or wear your favorite sports team day. Miss-matched day, dress in 70s, 80s, or 90s day, super hero day, and pajama day are fun ideas as well. Host Halloween in a month other than October and have everyone dress up in costumes. Although this may sound silly, you will be surprised at how these themed days will boost morale and offer some much needed laughter.
Work doesn’t need to be dull and dreary. Liven up your workplace with these 10 awesome ideas and you will have a happier, healthier, more productive office.