Is your office sort of blah? Are your coworkers disengaged? Fear not, we've got some quick productivity-boosting fixes so fun that you'll forget you ever wanted to go home three hours ago.
We feel like we've been a little harsh lately. So, like, mea culpa.
Today, however, let's not focus on the negative, and instead let's talk about fun. You want to work in a fun environment. Of course you do. Who doesn't?
According to Kenexa, turnover among managers who feel pride in their company is 21% lower than among those who don't. Adds the Kenyan-born, Canadian-educated CEO Rudy Karsan: "When you're in a job that you enjoy and you're good at, you're not just a better worker. You're a better spouse, a better parent, a better citizen.
So, in the spirit of pleasant workplaces everywhere, here's a compilation of fast and fun things you can do to put a smile on your coworkers' faces--and boost productivity.
It's no secret that we want an office dog at Fast Company. So far, this Pinterest board is as close as we've gotten. Meanwhile, we've written about this culture-enhancing canine desire in two previous posts, and Purina even made a video in an attempt to push us over the edge.
Office dogs can offer a huge boost to business and teach you how to work better. And let's be honest, they just make everybody happy.