Do you enjoy working?  Do you wake up each morning looking forward to going to work?  Do you smile when you think of your place of employment?  If you do, then today is for you…  Today is “Fun At Work Day,” and it’s celebrated each year around this time.  The exact date is unclear as some say it is the last Friday of January, while others tend to think it is always on January 28th.  This blogger decided it was today to coincide with her birthday and to share some tips for making work fun!!!

 

“Have Fun At Work Day” is advantageous to both employers and employees.  When employees are happy, productivity increases and retention is high.  Employers who foster a positive work environment benefit by retaining loyal, healthier, and creative people.  Most employers allow some latitude in the workplace, but be sure you do get permission before you try some of tips below as you don’t want to turn this day into “Not So Fun at Work Day.”

  • Celebrate birthdays and work anniversaries
  • Compliment co-workers
  • Decorate your workspace
  • Get up and walk around a few minutes a day
  • Have a pizza social
  • Play music while you work
  • Start a “Fun” Committee

Humor is perhaps the best way to have fun at work.  The workplace needs humor.  It not only boosts creativity, but it also increases communication, health, and leadership skills.  Humor can diffuse conflict, get people to listen, improve decision-making and problem solving skills, and also help connect and collaborate with others.

So if you dread going to work, why not blow off a little steam today and try some of the tactics above.  You may have heard the quote “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life…”  Well this blogger loves her job and going to work is a blessing as she is surrounded with the best people who make the Bellevue University Library FUN every day!

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