The Importance Of Having Fun At Work
It has been found that between 20%-50% of our lives are spent working. Each week most people spend more time engaged at work than in any other area of their life.
With the hustle and bustle of the rapidly evolving world we live in, today’s workforce is faced with the stress of performing at a machine-like pace with exceedingly high expectations. Over 80% of the United States’ workforce has admitted to feeling stressed over work.
In recent years, some companies such as Google and Facebook have started acknowledging the time and effort of their employees. Instead of operating on a high level of stress, these companies introduced a culture of fun in the workplace.
Wait….FUN At Work?
Yes, through integrating tools such as chalkboard walls, scavenger hunts, and nap rooms these companies proved that having fun at work is an integral part of building a business.
Having Fun At Work Boosts Productivity
When employees feel free to express themselves in an open environment it boosts their productivity. People who are stress-free, calm, and happy have increased endorphins and blood flow to their brain, which allows them to think more clearly and creatively.
Fun revitalizes people so they are healthier and have more energy. It enhances communication and encourages employees to be a contributing member of the team.
Choose Fun That Compliments Your Company Culture
As you begin to ponder ways to incorporate fun into your business, remember to choose activities that compliment your company culture. If you have a low budget, maybe try having an ice cream social where each employee shares their favorite flavor with the team, go for a walk, or have a karaoke night and invite family and friends.
Join The Fun At MarkUBiz
At MarkUBiz we strive to have fun in everything we do. If you visit our office you might find Nerf gun darts or ping pong balls strewn about, but you will also find one of the hardest working groups of people you’ll ever meet.
We have an open door policy (come prepared with jokes!) and are always happy to answer any questions you may have.
We encourage you to contact us or stop by today. Let us get to know you over a quick cup of coffee or a game of ping pong. We’ll not only help you find the best online solutions for your business, but we’ll have FUN in the process.