5 ways to create a fun vibe at work

Young and trendy start-ups have a new agenda - creating a fun vibe at work. Productivity improves when employees are having fun and employers are always looking for creative ways to motivate, energize and encourage their teams. Here are a five ways you could make work more fun.

The start-up wave has hit this country. Hard. Gone are the days of suit-and-tie-clad corporates. Young and trendy start-ups have a new agenda – creating a fun vibe at work. Productivity improves when employees are having fun and employers are always looking for creative ways to motivate, energize and encourage their teams. Here are a five ways you could make work more fun.

1. Employee Appreciation

The age-old “Employee of the Month” concept, while still relevant, is, let’s face it, extremely boring. An innovative way to appreciate and motivate employees is by introducing a creative rewards and recognition program. A fun and economical way to do this is by presenting employees with personalized badges! Things like “Top Performer”, “Ace of Sales”, “Deadline Destroyer”, etc., printed on badges and presented to employees, adds a fun and quirky vibe at work.

Pictured: FUNkey Employee Reward Badge Set – to order a set of 25 for your office email [email protected]

2. Wall of Ideas

Young employees are bursting with creative ideas. Unfortunately, these ideas are often lost in the kerfuffle. A good way to rectify this is creating a wall of ideas.

Stick a tree shaped wall decal on one of your office walls where employees can stick their ideas using Sticky Notes or Post-Its.

Employee morale is boosted because their inputs are appreciated and who knows, you may stumble upon the next big idea!!

Pictured: Tree-shaped wall decals by Wall Design.

3. Personalisation

There is no better way to show your employee you care, than by personalizing things for them. Mugs, notebooks, pens, plaques, calendars, pen drives, the list goes on. Nothing says, “You are appreciated”, like something useful, with your name or face on it.

Pictured: Classic designer journals from Chronicle Kraft, made from recycled paper products. Personalised with your name. View the entire collection here.

4. Funky Wall art

India is brimming with budding artists who can work their magic and transform your drab walls. If you’re going to have your employees look at something, make it spunky and worth their while. Instill the spirit of the company, while keeping it fun and stimulating.

Pictured: Artist Abhinav Kafare creating a masterful doodle art piece on the walls of Engave’s office. To view his work and commision his services, head to the Abhinav Kafare shop on Engrave.

5. Inspirational Quotes

Been there done that? No, you haven’t. Add a twist to this old technique of lifting employee morale by making old quotes, new and quirky. Add a cute frame, make someone doodle it, add a splash of color and make things interesting.

Quotes can even be inside jokes that are often shared in the office, eccentric takes on existing quotes and so on. Embrace the creativity and let it engulf your employees.

Pictured: Inspirational posters by Chalk It Up and Ritziness available in our Decorative Art section.

These are a few ways to get the fun vibe going. Share with us some other ways to quirk up your place of your work and tag us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Pinterest. Go ahead, bring in the fun.

Vinita Daga

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