When you think of an office, the last thing that probably enters your mind is the word fun. We usually just associate offices with work and business; answering calls, responding to emails, and drinking endless supplies of coffee. But have you ever considered it being more than just that? You see, when you run a business and you begin hiring employees, one of your main concerns is whether or not they are up for doing the job and always producing the best possible outcome and results. Remember, your employees are essentially the face of your business, and the way that they work reflects you. If one of your staff members speaks badly to a client one day, that can cause you so many problems and lose you a lot of business (and money) because of it, so who you bring onto the team is a very important decision that should never be taken lightly.
But how can you guarantee your employees to always put their best foot first and meet all targets and objectives with a smile? Well, you need to keep their spirits up, and one way of doing that is by creating a fun environment. Of course, that doesn’t mean it’s any less professional – it’s just about finding the balance.
Keep your furniture on tend
The furniture you have says a lot about the personality of your business, so don’t choose the usual mundane items that every other office has – that’s boring and creates no stimulation for anyone. So have a look on sites like tagoffice.co.uk that offer trendy pieces that are current to the society that we live in now, as a pose to being dated cabinets that age your entire vibe.
Make a cozy corner
We all know that bad days in the office come and go, and sometimes all we need is a breather, alone, away from everyone else. So why not create your own cozy, quiet corner. This can then be used for anyone that needs a little time out because they’re feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or just in a general bad mood and need to withdraw themselves for a few moments.
Have a game station
This can be anything from table tennis, to a snooker table, but the idea of having a place where you and your employees can blow off some steam and have some fun with one another can really mold your brand as a whole. Yes, you need hard work every day, but you also want a close-knit team that can work well together and bounce off each other’s energies. – Friendly competition always works well for that.
Set up a casual Friday
If every other day is followed by a smart outfit to be worn to work, then why not set up a casual Friday where all of your staff are able to turn up in their comfy clothing of choice and don’t have to worry so much about their appearance? If you don’t already have a dress code, then think of another idea, like cake day, where you and others bring in your favourite cakes to munch on all day.
*This is a contributed post