Top 5 Benefits of a Fun Work Place
APRIL 01,2016 | MANAGEMENT | By SARA KELLY
When managing and owning a business, you can get so caught up in all the happenings that you’ve drained all the fun out of the workplace. Without knowing it, you’ve passed on your stress, anxiety and total seriousness to all those around you. No one feels comfortable laughing or creating opportunities to be joyful. Are your employees happy? No. Is it a fun environment to work in? No. Are you getting the most out of your staff? No. So what’s the point? Here's what do to!
To boost the morale you can either threaten your staff or give them pay rises. Threatening provides no natural effect; expect your employees might despise you a little more. And pay raises will not only have a detrimental effect on your budget, but studies have shown they only have short-term effects.
So what do you do?
The only proven solution is creating a fun environment for employees to work in.
When people are calm, stress-free and have a positive attitude, their blood flow increases, pumping more oxygen and endorphins to their brain, their thought processes are transparent, and they become more relaxed and accepting of others. So why wouldn’t you want your staff to have the same?
You have to let your staff know that it’s okay to express humour. Recognise and react when something humourous happens. This will enable others to see it and be a part of it.
Because they feel comfortable in the environment, they become embodied in a positive frame of mind; they will reflect a positive attitude towards whatever comes their way.
3. Customer Service
A fun workplace isn’t only more productive because the staff enjoy themselves; they excel and do what they do. Because of this, the business becomes attractive to customers and buyers. Who wants to sit in a restaurant with grumpy waiters who aren’t attentive?
And the bonus? More customers, more revenue!
Laughter brings people together. It forms connections with people and encourages communication. With this then comes along respect and appreciation for other employees and leaders.
5. Decreased Turnover
If staff enjoy where they work, why would they want to leave?
In the long run, your business will be better off. Your employees will respect and care for you, your ideologies and your business. Your workplace reputation and profile will broaden, and staff turnover will decrease—less stress for you and more excitement for your employees.
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