Billions of people around the world work at least 40 hours per week and they are bound to do the same routine, get up at the same time, be stuck in the same traffic, and come back tired at the end of the day, every single day. When we think about the next day, we know that it’s going to be the same as the previous one, and when there is no diversity in our place of business, we feel trapped and we feel like we are in the same endless loop. When things like that happen the morale and productivity of the employees drastically decrease. Here we are going to tell you how improving your workplace with fun can change the culture for the positive. Keep on reading to find out why this is important and what you need to do to help your employees be and feel better.
What is work culture?
The first thing we’re going to talk about is the work culture. Many people are not aware of what this should represent and they believe that it’s just putting up with the things that are happening in your workplace. Keep in mind that it’s the organization’s responsibility to teach its employees what should be done to create a positive environment, and even though every employee should come with a positive attitude, it is still not the responsibility of the employees to establish things that are supposed to be created by the company.
When we think about positive work culture, we think of things that would promote employees to feel safe and good about their place of business and about their skills. With a positive work culture, everyone will feel appreciated and valued for what they bring to the company and they will be recognized and respected for it.
We’ve all worked in a place where we weren’t appreciated for our achievements and in some extreme cases our finished projects were just taken by those around us and they were presented as their work without even mentioning our name. When we are bound to work in a place like that, we end up dreading every day that we spend there and we tend to just stop ourselves from doing better and walking that extra mile to create something that would make the organization better or increase the profits.
We all want to feel appreciated and valued by those around us no matter if they are our peers or superiors. When you create a positive work culture, you will minimize the toxic traits that some in the company have, and you will make sure that everyone, no matter if they just started working in your business or if they have been there for decades, feels safe, appreciated, and recognized.
Creating an environment like this may feel challenging and you may not know what you need to do to start or how to implement changes that will promote better collaboration and communication with everyone who is part of the business. You should read more about corporal culture audits and find out what can be done depending on the level your corporation is in. There is always room for improvement you just need to find what things are going to work for your employees the most.
How can you change it with fun?
The biggest mistake all of us make is thinking that the place of business has to be 100% strict and serious. We tend to believe that if we want to present ourselves as professional that we have to keep a straight face and that we are not allowed to be friendly with everyone around us. The thing is, you spend more time in your office than you spend with your family and if you are a positive and bubbly person then you want to just translate that part of your personality in the office. Doing this and having fun in the place of business is going to help boost the morale of everyone and is going to create a better and more positive atmosphere. This does not mean that everyone is allowed to do whatever they want whenever they want, but it means that having fun and indulging in fun activities should be encouraged in the organization.
You should know that you can easily improve the workplace culture by implementing fun activities that are going to bring the inner children out of every employee. The reason why you need this and why this is going to work is because when you implement fun activities where your team will communicate with each other, laugh, and just feel much more positive, they’re going to start feeling more relaxed and after the activity is done, they’re going to go back to their desk and start being much more productive. They’re going to be more relaxed and more positive with every client and user and they’re going to spread that positivity and good vibes everywhere. When you start working with people with a smile on their faces and when you enter a room where the whole atmosphere feels uplifted, you will realize that working in a toxic environment affects everything and everyone starting from the brand and the users up to every single person in the corporation.
There are a lot of things that can be done to create this type of atmosphere and it could be anything starting from a random trivia, up to book or movie nights, you can also get your team to work together by taking them to an escape room, and you can even implement virtual board games. There are so many team challenges that are going to help your employees learn how to communicate and collaborate better and they will also find common interests that may or may not encourage them to go out for coffee after the workday is done.
By creating an organization where everyone feels friendly towards others you are more likely to build a brand that everyone is proud to be a part of. Start by having a corporate audit to see what your work culture is right now and depending on the results and what you want to achieve, you can start thinking of activities and incorporating new and interesting things to do.