The words work and fun don’t always go hand in hand. Enjoying your work can become tricky when you feel as though you have been doing the same thing day in and day out for years. Especially with the recent remote culture, our work tasks seem to have become more mundane than ever. Since we spend so much of our time at work it is important to have fun and enjoy ourselves every once in a while. International Fun at Work Day on April 1st is the perfect day to break away from the monotony of everyday office tasks and enjoy your time with your colleagues.
International Fun at Work Day is a day to turn an ordinary office day into a fun and memorable experience with your coworkers. Having fun at work will not only reduce stress levels and improve overall health, but it also increases the bond and communication between employees. Plus a bit of humor and laughter is great to increase company morale and motivation.
Whether your team is remote, in the office, or somewhere in between here are some ways to take advantage of International Fun at Work Day and start having fun with your team!
Ways to Have Fun With the Team
What better way to forget about your daily stress and enjoy time with friends and colleagues than by playing games? Sports, word games, and art projects boost morale and increase productivity. Host a Wild Card Bingo night for the team or combine several different games for an afternoon of laughs. Games are not only fun; they also help to spark interest in new areas and increase communication and comradery.
Test Your Knowledge with Trivia
Promoting healthy competition through trivia is another way to liven up a typical day at the office! Divide everyone into teams and have them compete against each other. Our Almost Anything Goes Trivia questions are endless and can be based on pop culture, music, films, or history. Personalized trivia questions about the team are also a great way for everyone to get to know each other more and encourage team building. Add a non-monetary prize for the winning group such as gift cards to a local coffee shop or experiences to make the event more memorable!
Try an Escape Room
This International Fun at Work Day, try getting the team together for an Escape Room. Escape rooms have become quite popular over the years among friends and coworkers. They motivate teams to work together and use their problem-solving skills in a non-work environment. Completing the end goal will also give everyone a sense of achievement and increased connection with their fellow coworkers. Whether it’s an in-person or virtual Escape Room, this activity is certain to be fun for everyone involved.
Solve a Mystery
Put on your detective hats for a fun and unique team-building experience. Murder mysteries will get the team working together to solve a crime and find the killer. Analyze crime scenes, interview suspicious characters, and solve numerous puzzles. Depending on the theme and interactive level, players will have to immerse themselves into their character and convince the rest of the team that they aren’t guilty.
Culinary experiences are an effective way to bring the team together. Whether you are taking a pasta class or learning the ins and outs of fine chocolate, creating something together is great for team building. Depending on everyone’s interests and hobbies opt for a truffle-making course or even a mixology lesson. If cooking a meal seems a bit intimidating but the idea of eating sounds intriguing, then try a tasting experience instead! A wine, chocolate, or even beer and cheese tasting might be the perfect solution.
It is possible to have fun at work and enjoy time with your coworkers. This international Fun at Work Day get the team together for a day of laughs and team bonding.