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5 Fun Ways to Increase Collaboration & Team Work in Your Workplace | Eliot Hoppe

June 03, 20243 min read

I never did anything alone. Whatever was accomplished in this country was accomplished collectively.” - Golda Meir


It's no secret that happy employees make for successful businesses – and perhaps the easiest  way to ensure happiness in the workplace is to bring some joy in! Let's explore five fun and effective ways to add an extra dose of joy into your work environment, ultimately elevating the  productivity levels of your team.

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With that said, here are 5 ways to add an extra dose of joy into your work environment! 👊

1. Celebrate Successes, Even Small Ones

Recognition is a fundamental need that every human being has, and it's no different in the  workplace. When employees feel appreciated for the work they do, they become more  motivated and engaged. So celebrate successes, no matter how small they are. You could  throw an impromptu pizza party or have some treats delivered to everyone's desks, including  some goofy hats and noisemakers to signify the occasion.

2. Create A Space For Relaxation And Rejuvenation

Having a comfortable space for employees to recharge during breaks can go a long way in  promoting a happy work environment. You could create a lounge area with comfortable seating,  good lighting, and some greenery to help bring a sense of calm to the space. If possible, add  some puzzles, board games, or reading materials to encourage people to take a real break and  unwind.

3. Regularly Plan Team Building Activities

Team building activities outside of work help to create stronger bonds between employees.  These events show employees that they are appreciated by their company, and they are also an  excellent opportunity for employees to get to know each other on a personal level. Events could include bowling nights, picnics, happy hour, or game nights.

4. Embrace Dress Up Days

Dress Up Days are a fun way to spark joy and laughter in the workplace. Think of fun themes  like "Hawaiian Day" or "Superhero Day," and have everyone in the workplace participate. You  could even offer a prize for the best-dressed, something simple like free lunch, or a gift card.  Dress Up Days will create a fun atmosphere and give your team something to look forward to. I  realize that at the surface it may seem “far out” there but it does bring laughter and collaboration  to the team - based on the feedback from my clients who have embraced these days.

5. Encourage Employee Personal Growth

Encouraging personal growth in employees makes them feel valued, and when employees feel  valued, they are happier and more productive at work. Encourage employees to bring in their  hobbies or passions into the workplace. For example, you could have a "skills sharing day"  where everyone in the office gets to teach others what they know. You could also host a  workshop or seminar on personal growth or career advancement. Even hosting an impactful  lunch and learning via zoom for a short 45 minutes from a subject matter expert can help everyone  gel quickly which then creates great “Hallway dialogue” for the rest of the days to come.


Incorporating these five fun and effective ways to add joy into the workplace will help to increase  productivity and improve employee morale. By creating a positive and supportive work  environment, you'll ensure that your employees are happy and engaged, and that, in turn, leads  to increased productivity and success for your business. So put that smile on your face and  work to spread joy in the workplace!

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