Work and play don’t have to be mutually exclusive. A healthy balance of both can make your workplace a more positive and productive environment.
Among companies denoted as “great” in Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For,” a whopping 81 percent of employees say they work in a “fun” environment. Prioritizing fun in the workplace will have a direct impact throughout your company in many ways, however, we’re highlighting one area that is increasingly important in today’s culture.
Everyone would agree that a healthy and happy employee is a more productive employee, right? Fun can be an important component of emotional wellness. Recognizing that fun can be used to encourage participation or bolster existing wellness programs can have a huge impact on your bottom line. Taking the time to work “fun and games” and light physical movements into your weekly sales meetings, and sponsoring health and wellness programs for your employees can make the difference between a sedentary, bored workforce and one that looks forward to coming to work each day! So go ahead — have fun at work!