According to research, happiness spurs productivity. As a business owner, making your work environment a happy place will encourage your team to get more done every day. As an employee, it is true that we take up most jobs because of the financial gains not the inherent value hence conditioning your mind to be happy irrespective of the odds make you more productive and healthy.
Please see below 4 trusted ways to make fun in the work place either as an employee or a business owner:
Have a Game Area/ Create a Game for Yourself
If you want to stay happy and motivated, it is highly recommended that you take regular breaks. When there is a fun and relaxing breakout area outside the usual work desk with games like Snooker, Scramble or just a nice background blues, it helps to clear the mind. Imagine having a chit-chat about projects over the Snooker table, giving everyone a fresh new perspective to take back to their various desks. If your work environment does not support this kind of fun. make one for yourself!
Have a Regular Team Bonding Session to Encourage Friendship
The best way to form collaborative culture is not to pay huge sum for team building training but to socialise more with your colleagues. This could be achieved by going on regular day/night (weekends) time out with your team. Going out together as a team is a great way to get everyone having fun and forming relationships outside of work that could inspire collaboration back in the office. A popular writer once said “‘best friend’ at work are up to 7 times more engaged than those who aren’t”.
Decorate Your Work Space
You spend a huge proportion of your time at work so it’s important not to hate your office. If you want to enjoy being at work, make sure your work space looks attractive and interesting like you have your house. This is a key point for productivity.
Sought for Feedback
Getting feedback is an important way to improve performance at work. But sometimes, it can be hard to seek out, and even harder to hear. So always seek feedback from your colleagues or even subordinate at the end of the work-day. Remember, getting feedback is about improving your performance, not turning it into a “you versus them” mentality. Your reaction is critical. Do not rationalise the feedback or explain it away. Do not blame others or get angry. If you react in any of those ways, you are less apt to get accurate feedback from that person again.
Finally, Regardless of your situation and the demands on your time, with a little bit of creativity and careful planning, you can carve out time for the things that matter most; things that brings you happiness. Use these stated strategies and start seeing improvement in your productivity.
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