Don’t take yourself too seriously. Nobody else does.
This is the motto you should follow in your workplace so that your employees take the cue and enjoy themselves as they work. Research has found that employees work better when they have fun. If you push your employees too hard, they will get tensed. That will in turn paralyze your employees. I am sure you don’t want to do that. Take a chill pill! Let your employees have some fun as they focus on work.
Encourage them to Decorate
You can either encourage each employee to decorate his or her cubicle or give the entire department a theme to work upon. They could come up with a theme based on what their department does. When they get together, they will get to know each other and that will promote teamwork.
No one wants to work in a gloomy looking office. Splash some bold colors around. Bold colors are bright and stimulating. They will subtly encourage your employees to stay alert and work better. Plus, your workplace will turn cheerful!
It is important to celebrate special occasions including birthdays, festivals, and success stories. Celebration brings in happiness, closeness, and encouragement. You can celebrate with a cookout or a dessert or special lunch for everyone together or just anything out of the box. Make sure you celebrate!
Have a good photographer [you will find an enthusiast among your employees for sure.] walk around with a good camera and snap pictures. While some will smile, others will hide, some others will ignore, and the remaining will put up funny faces. Turn this into a slideshow and circulate it. That will make everyone smile and laugh.
It is important to let yourself loose and dance carelessly. Why not invite your employees? You can encourage all of them to dance and sing, and then shoot a video.
You are the boss. Your mood will affect everyone around you. That is why you should always wear a smile and greet everyone brightly. Remember that smiles are contagious!
A happy workplace is a productive workplace.
Being too serious in the workplace will not boost your productivity. There has to be some fun and entertainment to keep your employees going. You should lead from the front and come up with various ideas to turn the workplace into a happy place. That will definitely encourage your employees to work better and as a team.