Are you getting enough?

Sep 08 2008 by Print This Article

Enough fun, that is. Leave it to the folks in the UK to turn bringing humor into a delightful and interesting-looking website. The Fun at Work Company is loaded with all kinds of things a manager and employee can do to bring some funny into the working environment without also offending everyone.

So, if things are looking too serious at your office and you're dying to find a way to lighten it up, but maybe you are funny-bone deprived, this would be a great place to start.

There is an entire list of "Fun Stuff to Hire." These are things you can rent, for a day or so, and bring into your office to lightening things up. Want a pool table in that conference room for a pool tournament? You can rent it. How about some drums for people to pound out their frustrations? You can find that here too.

There is a section for big "wow" thing to bring into your office. How about a huge message projected onto the side of your office building? What about arranging for your employees to arrive at work and find barriers, a red carpet, the paparazzi, and fans to give them the true red carpet treatment?

If your group likes physical stuff, then there are events that can appeal to them here too. Rock climbing? It's there.

The site also contains a huge list of jokes and gags that you can play on co-workers and employees without offending them or embarrassing anyone too much. You can buy fun things to give your employees to show your sense of humor and try to liven things up around the work place. You can arrange themed events and getaways and, well, the list is endless.

So, don't think that you have to come up with the office humor and morale-building all alone. There are folks to help you. Check it out and then do what you can to bring a smile to your employee's faces. They'll thank you for it, and they'll work harder.