7 Ways to Create a Fun Company Culture

7 Ways to Create a Fun Company Culture

Whatever kind of company you run or are involved with, be it an IT company, manufacturing, management, recruiting, real estate, we can all benefit from some fun at work. In fact, recent research has shown that having regular ‘fun activities’ at work can increase engagement and productivity. Of course, most people have regarded enviously the hip young organisations like Google and Red Bull. We see their brightly coloured work areas with tables groaning with piles of delicious free snacks and drinks. They look like carefree playgrounds, not places of work. However, most companies don’t have to go that far to gain benefits by creating a fun company culture. So, here are some simple ways of improving your company culture.

Ways to Create a Fun Company Culture

1. Feed the Team

It’s clear that a well-fed team is a happy team. Some companies provide snack rooms and juice bars. Why not put on a monthly BBQ or pizza party? Enjoying good food together builds better communication and friendship.

2. Play Time

Having a break and playing with co-workers can boost co-operation and creativity. Pool tables, basketball hoops, arcade and video games (great for an IT company) and table tennis are all popular contenders.

3. Stress Relief

When a big deadline is looming and your staff are getting cranky, consider some worthwhile stress relief to keep everyone chilled. So, try a mobile masseuse, a Yoga session or a maybe meditation class.

4. Doggy Days

Opening the office up once a week or month to their furry friends is great relaxation therapy for everyone. Indeed, having a dog-friendly workplace has been linked to increased productivity and happier workers.

5. Sunshine Time

Remember morning assemblies and lessons outside on sunny days? How good did that feel? Well, try letting anyone who wants to have some sunshine time for an hour or so. Rest assured, the effect will be restorative and refreshing.

6. Office Outings

What better way to build your team than to go out and have fun together? So, try bowling or go-karts, golf or a BBQ, the options are endless.

7. Play Dress-up

Bring a bit of competitiveness to your Mufti days (no suits!) by offering prizes for the most original outfits. Alternatively, how about Worst Tie Day or Christmas in July?

Obviously, there are lots of ways to make your workplace more fun. Maybe set up a ‘fun committee’ to get the ideas flowing. The fact is, maintaining a happy workplace will help you keep, and attract top talent. Blue Sky IT Consulting are an IT company that like likes to balance fun with productivity. Talk to us about some ideas today!

, , , ,
Business Phone Line FAQs
Business IT Support for Coffs Harbour, Port Macquarie and Taree

Related Posts

Cloud Backup - The Affordable and Effective Data Management Solution

Cloud Backup: The Affordable and Effective Data Management Solution

Cloud backup offers an effective way for businesses to save and store data generated by their business. Cloud backup is a system that automatically saves and stores data via a proprietary or public network to an off-site server. Data management is an area in business that is often neglected or…
How to Recover Lost Files

How to Recover Lost Files?

We’ve all been there. One minute we’re happily creating or editing a file. The next we’re staring at the screen in utter disbelief that the file has gone. Also, have you noticed that the importance of the file is generally in direct proportion to the chances of it going ‘poof’…
What is Ransomware and How Can it Affect Your Business

What is Ransomware and How Can it Affect Your Business?

A recent Telstra survey of more than 300 Australian businesses revealed that 48% had been attacked with ransomware last year. This represents a huge increase on previous years. And it’s only going to get worse. In addition, of the businesses infected, 50% paid the ransom demand. No, not because the…
Menu