Delightful Tips to Make Your
Office More Fun
Bring Your Dog to Work
Having pets around at the office has been shown to boost
morale, reduce employee stress, and increase the number
of interactions between employees. Theres no better way
to unwind after a stressful project than by getting down on
the floor and loving up on a cute pup trust us.
Whether its a puzzle the team can collaboratively work on, an
adult coloring book, or fun brain teasers, spending part of your
day on something enjoyable and separate from your normal
work can help destress and promote creative thinking. If you
have the space, consider creating an area specifically
designated for relaxation.
Use Games & Activities to Unwind
A little friendly competition never hurt anyone, right?
Competing with coworkers can help employees get
inspired. Weve had gingerbread house competitions,
a fantasy football league, and even a spontaneous
wall sit competition at Grasshopper HQ.
You can create any mood you want simply by
choosing a new coat of paint. Take some time to
make your space your own and encourage your
team to do the same.
Nothing drains the passion out of work like
caffeine withdrawal, and shelling out $5 for a cup
of coffee isnt exactly fun either. Keep yourself
and your team energized and productive with a
kitchen stocked full of the K cups.
Provide Free Coffee
Create a flexible work policy and allow employees
to work remotely on occasion. That way, when
theyre in the office, theyll truly want to be there
and participate in the fun atmosphere.
Let Go the Shackles
Everyone loves to be recognized when they do
something great. Whether its going above and
beyond for a customer or saving a coworkers butt,
create a program to help employees give each other
credit when they do something awesome.
Create a Recognition Program
What combines fun activities with friendly competition? A
little exercise. Encourage your team to get moving
throughout the day. Grasshopper has had yoga instructors
come in and teach us how to do yoga right at our desks.
Whether youre still a startup or have grown a little,
you and your team are still grinding away all the
time, trying to serve customers and build the
business. To help make the effort seem worthwhile,
take a break to celebrate wins both large and small.
Celebrate Wins Big & Small
One of the big luxuries of being a small company is
knowing each team member is passionate about, and
driven by, your mission. Whatever your vision is for the
company, keep it front and center throughout the
Keep Your Vision Front & Center
No matter what time of year it is, its important to make
your office an enjoyable place to work. Focus on infusing
a little more fun, and you might just create the kind of
delightful office culture that inspires both you and your
team and even attracts new and passionate talent.
Have Fun with It
How have you infused a little fun
into the office?
Share with us in the comments!