The workplace is a place where we spend a lot of time. Therefore, it is very important to feel good at your workplace. It is also scientifically proven that when you feel good about yourself, you perform better at work. It stimulates creativity and also strengthens employee loyalty. For these reasons, it is best to invest in a pleasant workplace and a good atmosphere on the job.
Research has shown that work becomes more enjoyable when there are opportunities for self-development, when there is recognition for your achievements and when you are in a work environment where formal and informal activities alternate regularly. But how do you go about doing this in practice? In this blog we will give you some tips and tricks to increase the fun at the workplace.
Opportunity for self-development
A stagnation in self-development can have many negative consequences. It may cause a lack of challenge and a disinterest in your job. Self-development gives employees the opportunity to stand out in their field. That is why it is important to talk to your employees. Try to find out how they want to grow and what direction they want to take. Besides, investing in training is always a good idea. Additional training ensures that your employees grow and remain satisfied at work.
Alternating formal and informal activities
To keep the atmosphere at work fun, it is good to organise more than just formal activities. A tip is to make someone responsible for informal activities at work. Someone who occasionally organises fun activities, such as a drink or a sporting activity at work. These activities help employees to relax, but also to become closer as a team.
Recognition for achievements
Recognition promotes the well-being of employees and is necessary to give a job meaning. When milestones are reached at work, it is good to celebrate them. You can also create a “Wall of Fame” in the office, where you can post awards, thank-you notes, photos and major achievements of the company. In this way, you can also give your employees compliments. Even if it is only a ‘small’ compliment, it will mean a lot to them.
Employees who enjoy their work are less prone to burn-out, are more productive and more creative. That is why it is so good that we can go back to the office. Spending time again with the colleagues we missed so much. Those moments of coincidence when you meet your colleagues at the coffee machine. Those conversations from which you get inspiration and make new contacts. What do you think? Let's go back to the office and let's all have a little more fun!
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