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Chika Uwazie: 3 Tips For Making Your Workplace the Fun Place

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dreamstime_m_46361355When people think about “work” they don’t always imagine “fun”. The truth is that work can be absolutely fun.

“Why should it be fun?” you might ask. Well, a fun workplace has numerous benefits which include;

As a leader, you always have to think of innovative ways of making your employees love work because they are your biggest asset afterall.

Here are some tips on how to make your workplace fun;

Make Lunch Breaks Fun
So I remember when I was in primary school, during our break time, we would go outside to eat, play and just run around. It was really refreshing to do that especially after three long hours behind the desk listening to our teachers teach us stuff we didn’t even want to learn (but we had to).

You can encourage your staff to have their lunch in a different environment other than their cubicles. It could be outside on a sunny day, kind of like a picnic  (imagine the amount of fresh air they would get) or in a common/game room (if you have any). They could watch TV or funny Youtube videos while they have lunch or do a little aerobics/yoga, play some board games etc. The ideas are endless, you just have to decide the best option for your workspace.

Always Celebrate/Recognize Milestones
It is very important to recognise and celebrate milestones/achievements. That way, your employees will always feel loved and will continue to love working with you.

There are a number of ways you can do it;

  • Always saying “please” and “thank you”.
  • Public recognition.
  • Gifts/Incentives/Benefits
  • Little Parties

Extreme Makeover; Office Edition
I have seen a few Nigerian business owners revamp their office spaces and it worked out quite well for them, in terms of “a more fun workplace”.

Can you imagine how excited your employees will be when they find out their office has a new look?

It might not be within your budget to get new office furniture and all that expensive stuff. Not to worry, you can still give your office space a new look by simply changing the color of the walls. You can make it even more fun by giving your office walls simple yet creative designs.

Although, I must advise you to be careful with the colour choice because different colors have different meanings but that’s a blog post for another day!

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3 Comments

  1. Baby gurl

    July 29, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    I think there is something wrong with the title. However lovely tips. I have to commend my former employer, a telecom company in Abuja where I worked before my educational tour(lol). They satisfied all these points to a T! Lunch hour was always a mini party of some sorts and that made us better at our jobs on the long run. BN, still on the hunt for an editor?

  2. Nammy

    July 31, 2016 at 1:16 pm

    This article should be directed to employers, as an employee it’ll be difficult to pull this off as your employer might not support the idea, even if you get him to support it’ll take a lot of effort to sell the idea

  3. Hoffis

    July 31, 2016 at 8:57 pm

    Very interesting tips you have here!

    I think most of us would agree that fun and jokes at the workplace helps reducing stress and the risk of burn-outs. During these relaxed moments, we recharge our batteries and take a break from our every day work routine.

    Hopefully business owners will read this and take it as a worthy suggestion. 🙂

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