Working in an office can have its perks. You will always have a comfy seat to enjoy during the day, you’ll be able to drink and eat at your desk, and it will often feel like a home from home. However there are also downsides to being in an office all year long, such as the lack of fresh air and often lack of space. But this year it is worth making some changes to your office space to make it more fun for everyone in the workplace, and you can even add some features for your team to enjoy between work. Here are just some of the ways to inject some fun into the office this year.
Have a garden
The indoor space of your office is always an important thing to consider when you are working, but an outdoor space can also be important. Having an outdoor space to escape to and even to work in during the summer is a great idea and it can increase morale in the workplace. Make sure to add lots of colour with perennial plants and think about planting fruits such as strawberries and raspberries for people to pick when they are ripe.
Build a bar
Who said the office can’t have fun on a Friday? If you are looking for a way to bring your office into the 21st century this year, one great thing to add is a bar. Having a bar in the office which serves beer and wine is of course not for every day of the week, but when 4pm rings on a Friday everyone can go down and sit at the bar for an hour to catch up and end the week on a high note. This can be a great thing for employee morale and it can really help you to feel closer to your team.
Create a game room
Sometimes the best way to teambuild isn’t to go out and do some cheesy games out and about, it’s to stay in the office and make your own fun. The office can be a good place to play games and you can inject a pinball machine and even a table tennis table and a games console into a quiet room. This will allow you to have tournaments now and again and this can really help to increase employee morale.
Make it homely
The office is a place you will spend a lot of your time, whether you like it or not. This is why it is important for you to make the place comfortable and homely as much as you can. This can include some bright lighting and plants, and also things such as air conditioning and heaters when it is cold.
Add a quiet space
Everyone has bad days, and sometimes work can become a little overwhelming which is why it is important for you to have a quiet space to escape to when you need it. Create a room with a sofa, some books and a TV for those times when someone needs to get away for a while and calm down.