It’s National Have Fun At Work Day – How Will You Celebrate?
You know that they have a national day for everything, but this one might be pretty good!
Today is International Have Fun at Work Day. So I thought to myself.. well geez, I know I work here and all, but I also have fun a lot at work. Since I enjoy my job, at least part of it is fun. And the people I work with are pretty cool, so it's not like we have a lot of days where we're just staring at the wall.
I even remember one time some of the team were playing a rousing game of Cards Against Humanity, but I was knee deep in police reports, so I couldn't join in. Since it's Friday though, maybe it can translate it something else. Maybe I'll go through the old prize closets and find a CD from 1993 and put it on someone's desk as a mystery gift. I know I've done silly things like that before. For a few years, an old sales manager and I used to "hide the gnome" around the stations around Christmas time. Basically I got some garden gnomes as a Secret Santa gift and didn't know what to do with them. So we hid the gnomes around the office and rehid them. There's still a gnome or two that pops up that didn't get found or re-hidden.
Another time I got some photo cards of my dudes and didn't know what to do with them, so I hid them all around a sales person's desk. You know, in files, under the keyboard, on the bulletin board. Nothing obtrusive, but just enough that they'd find them maybe every couple weeks or so. I haven't asked if the newer sales person at that desk now has found any.
But how do other people have fun at work?
According to NationalCalendar.com, here's what that entails:
HOW TO OBSERVE #FunAtWorkDay
Host a boss look-alike contest.
Organize a chili cook-off.
Go office to office singing random songs.
Create a healthy potluck with a variety of fruits and veggies.
Set up a corn hole game in the break room or in any appropriate space.
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Do any of those ideas inspire you? Will you try to have fun at work today? What will you do?