There’s no getting around it—office work is often far from exciting. That doesn’t mean, however, that we should accept circumstances as they are entirely; there are little ways we can make our days more enjoyable. While we can’t necessarily change the nature of our tasks, we can take small actions to up the pleasantness of the weekdays. Just check with the boss to make sure you have the go-ahead. Here’s how to make your office more fun.
Have a Snack Area
Whenever you and your coworkers take a much-needed break throughout the day, having a communal snack area can raise your spirits and re-energize you. It can provide a space to chat for a few minutes while letting you enjoy some tasty chips, crackers, and sweets. To provide some healthy alternatives, you could also stock fruit, nuts, and other less-processed foods as well. You’ll get back to your desk ready to take on the next challenge with some tasty morsels helping to power you through.
Include Team-Building Activities
Occasionally, you can include team-building activities that help everyone to get to know each other better. They may be simple games or larger events that help generate a greater sense of camaraderie among each team member. When people feel more comfortable in this context, they can better help each other in their work and find the office less intimidating or dreary.
Decorate for the Holidays
Transform the drab gray cubicles with some decorations for the various holidays that take place throughout the year. You can decorate your office for St. Patrick’s Day, for example, by putting out green shamrock embellishments and leprechauns on your desk and the cubicle walls, along with some lights to add a pop. By allowing each person to decorate their desk, they get a chance to express themselves and feel happier as they work.