All work and no play will not only make jack a dull boy but will certainly make your work environment gloomy. Imagine the number of hours you put in everyday at work. If you calculate carefully, you will find that most of the times during the day when you stay awake you spend at the office. You are stuck with colleagues who like your brothers and sisters you may have had no say in choosing. No matter how bad you hate the next colleague, it is in your best interest to make sure you have a happy work environment.
It is not only important for your sanity but also for the sanity of all those in your household. Whether you like it or not, what happens in the office may unconsciously affect the home. That is why making extra effort to ensure your time spent at the office is happy is important. The following are some fun ways to improve on workplace environment.
Allow for short breaks
There is always the normal lunch hour that everybody in the office knows. However, it may be more productive to allow for short breaks during which people can do other things apart stick their faces on the computer.
Create a recreation room
While you may allow for short breaks throughout the day, it may be useless if you do not provide facilities that may be used during such short breaks. Ideally, you can have a recreation room which may have a pool table, video games and even a karaoke hire on those special occasions.
Bring yoga to the office
You have probably heard about yoga and have probably seen some poses being done by those you automatically assume are professionals. But did you know that yoga is a lifestyle that can be practiced right in the office. Yoga has been shown to be effective at reducing stress levels. Given that the number one cause of workplace problems is stress filled employees, bringing yoga to the office could be a good idea. What is more, employees may not need to leave their desks. There are poses that can be practiced while the employee is at their desk.
Special days and activities
Of course your office has to make a profit but the only way it can make that much needed profit is if the employees are in the right frame of mind to work. That said getting the employees in the right frame of mind usually requires more than a good salary. That is why smart businesses allow for special employee day out where the whole office goes on a day out filled with fun activities. This goes a long way to break the bonds between managers and subordinates.