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. Since employees spend so much of their time at work, it is important to schedule activities and outings that help break up the monotony of the work week. International Fun at Work Day on April 1st is the perfect day to break away from the everyday office tasks and enjoy time as a team.
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 celebrate International Fun at Work Day:
Ways to Celebrate International Fun at Work Day
1. Host a Game Night
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.
2. Test Your Team’s 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 Virtual Survey Says 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!
3. Try an Outdoor Relay Race
This International Fun at Work Day, try getting the team together for an outdoor relay race. Relay races motivate teams to work together and energize in a non-work environment. These relay race games will also give everyone a sense of achievement and increased connection with their fellow coworkers. Especially as the weather gets nicer in the spring, there is nothing better than getting some fresh air outside of the office. Try a fast paced relay game like our Outrageous Games activity, which allows your team to compete head to head in 10 non-athletic, unique relay races.
4. Challenge Your Team With a Social Strategy Competition
If this International Fun At Work Day your goal is to strengthen team relationships, consider a social strategy competition. Our Big Inc Challenge activity is loosely based on the CBS Reality Competition Series, Big Brother! Your team will be split up into groups to compete against each other in a variety of challenges where they battle to become the Head of HR.
5. Book a Culinary Experience
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, learn how to make delicious jalapeno poppers, 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. If your goal is to give back this International Fun at Work Day, consider a charitable cooking event like Cooking for a Cause. This team building cooking class combines competitive food competitions with giving back, as teams work together to create meals to share with local families.
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.