5 Ways to Make Your Office More Fun

Hey now, we know that your office is a space for serious work, but this is the 21st century, and the lines between work and leisure are becoming ever more blurred. You can’t expect your employees to be on call (thanks to the internet) and to work long hours if they’re not getting anything extra in return. Besides helping your employees feel more at home in the office, bringing a healthy dose of fun to the workplace also breeds creativity and makes work more enjoyable. Here are five ideas to get you started.

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Add the Color

How many offices have been in that have had drab, lifeless walls? This is what we could consider ‘the typical office.' But if you want your business to be anything but typical, you’re going to have to do things differently, and that means injecting a bit of color into the decoration. Instead of choosing the ‘tried and tested’ (=boring) designs, bring bright colors, funky furniture, and lights that draw out the right atmosphere into the room. Simply mixing up your office decor will tell your employees and the world that you’re not like other companies.

Ask The Employees

And talking of employees, what is that they want? After all, they’re the ones who will be working there day in, day out. When it comes to redesigning your office, ask your workers which unique features they’d love to add to the office to make it more fun for them. You might get some interesting, off the wall ideas. Everybody wants to have a hand in creating the fun, not just being a passive bystander.


We’re talking a lot about fun, but at the core, your business is going to be a serious, hardworking company. Tensions will flare, differences of opinion will be aired. It’s just the cost of being passionate about what you do. But it shouldn’t extend the business meeting room. By adding a fun feature to your office, something competitive that will allow your workers to unwind and have fun at the end of the working day, you’ll be ensuring that its smiles all round in the office. As Steve Voudouris says, “there’s not any better way to settle the score than drinking a beer and bowling a few freights.” It could be a bowling alley, pinball machine, or basketball hoop. Anything competitive, and which ideally you’re already good at playing.

The Office Pet

It might be considered high risk, but having an office pet has been shown in studies to boost productivity, increase worker happiness, and even foster great teamwork. It is particularly recommended as a way for workers to de-stress during those high-pressure working days. Of course, it’s best to not to adopt a dog just for the sole purpose of bringing them to the office; if one of your employees already has a dog, ask them to bring them to work. Bonus: people are also more likely to stay late at work if their own pet is with them, so adopting a ‘bring your pet to work’ policy might be a very good idea.

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