Let me ask you this – do you often have fun at work?

If your answer is never or something close to it, it’s time to change it.

Having fun in the workplace helps you create an atmosphere you and your employees enjoy. And this can motivate them in ways other things can’t.

The last thing you want is having your team members bolt for the door at 5 pm.

Thankfully, the right atmosphere can make your employees feel happy about going to work.

Imagine showing up to work knowing that you’re going to be in a positive and fun-filled environment. Sounds like a place you’d be thrilled to go to, doesn’t it?

And you don’t have to worry about getting things done – having fun and relaxing from time to time will in fact make your team more productive.

Of course, fun time with your employees can help you learn more about the individual team members. What’s a better opportunity to learn about your team members individually?

In fact, if you want to create a truly relaxed, fun, and yet productive environment, you need to make everyone feel included.

Go beyond their job title and learn about their interests and hobbies. Build personal relationships and get to know who they are.

Of course, as always, be genuine about it. Don’t try to fake your interest – it won’t work in the long-run and can backfire badly.

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