During these gloomy days of COVID-19, happiness at the workplace seems to be the last thing on the mind of employees, leaders, entrepreneurs and managers.
However, it shouldn’t be. We all know the benefits of a happy workplace, so why not ensure that there’s always a reason to be happy at work.
After all, you are happy when you are having fun, and happy people are more productive. In short, having fun at work inspires you to be more productive.
Here are two simple steps that you can follow to transform your office into a happy place to work for your employees:
Fun is the last thing that people associate with leaders, especially when we talk about conventional workplaces. So, the first thing you need to do is to make sure that everyone knows having fun in the workplace won’t be treated as a crime.
Foster an environment where people feel free to work, laugh, enjoy and have a good time doing what they love doing. Inspire your team members to engage beyond work related activities.
Another amazing thing that we do here at ProofHub is to celebrate the feeling of being together.
At ProofHub, we have inculcated ‘fun’ as part of the work culture. We religiously follow a schedule not just for our work related tasks but team events as well.
And, even during the lockdown due to COVID-19 we did not miss on having some fun with these team events, where we played games and celebrated the feeling of being together as a team during these tough times.
Being the leader, you have this responsibility towards your team members to create an environment where they feel comfortable and happy working in. It does not require you to do a lot to ensure the same - all it requires is a little self-realization and some minor changes; like the ones that I have highlighted above.
If you are able to bring them into practice, I assure that you are going to create a work culture where employees are not just happy but deliver their productive best in everything they do.
Vartika is the Chief Marketing Officer at ProofHub. She has 6 Years experience in online digital marketing, brand optimization and SEO along with social media marketing and email marketing strategies. Vartika holds an MBA in Finance (Banking) & Marketing from the IBS Hyderabad.