"All work and no play, make Jack a dull boy", we all have heard this saying in our childhood; this holds accurate in today's work environment as well.
In an era of back-to-back meetings, tight deadlines, and daily presentations, office work can take a toll on your physical and mental health. Having some fun at work is never a bad idea to break the monotony and ease the pressure. What better day to start this ritual of having some enjoyment at work than "National Fun at Work Day"?
Before we proceed further, let us understand the benefits of having fun at work. The happier and healthier your team is, the more productive their day will be. Never underestimate the power of an endorphin-loaded employee. Key benefits of having a little fun at work are listed below:
1. Increased Happiness Quotient
Fun activities planned at the workplace leads to an increase in employees' happiness quotient. Happy people are healthier as they tend to manage stressful situations better, making them less prone to the adverse effects of tension and anxiety.
2. Improved Team Communication
There will be an improvement in team communication as people regularly get along for fun activities. When the chemistry improves between your employees, it reflects in the other work-related tasks. In the end, Businesses are nothing but people working together to make this world a better place.
3. Enhanced Creativity
With the break-in of monotony, creativity blooms, and you will be surprised to see how your employees do the same tasks differently and more creatively.
4. Increased Productivity
Apart from creativity, the overall productivity of the person who enjoys the work is also improved. It is noted that people who enjoy their jobs spend less time gossiping and scrolling through their social media feeds, allowing them to become more efficient and productive.
5. Improved Overall Work Culture
Whenever you organize such fun on workdays, do not forget that you are improving the overall vibe of the place. The happier your employees are working with you, the satisfied your clients will be with your work.
This National Fun at Workday, let's add a twist to our activities with some office workout challenges! Apart from developing camaraderie within the team, an office workout challenge provides physical benefits in addition. We have curated a list of activities to do on this National Fun at Work Day:
- Musical chairs
- Dumb charades
- Zumba session
- Yoga session
- Pushup challenge
- Plank timer challenge
Including office workout challenges like pushups and planks benefits instilling regular workouts to keep yourself fit. Whereas a Zumba session with some peppy music to uplift the team's mood is never a bad idea.
The whole purpose of enjoying national fun at workdays is to understand the importance of these breaks and how they can benefit the organization by caring for the people working with them. So do not shy away from enjoying yourself with your colleagues, and do not forget to try out some office workout challenges as well to add the health benefits to this fun day. You may also check the best exercise equipment for small space!