As dental consultants, we understand how stress often goes hand in hand with running a business. When you are trying to meet quotas, attract new customers, and increase your productivity, work can seem like a chore. The chances are that you are not the only one who dreads going into the office due to the oppressive atmosphere present. You may be able to turn this around much more quickly than you think for you and your team. Consider a daily dose of laughter a good way to add a bit of fun to your business life.
Humor in the workplace does not change deadlines or performance expectations, but it can make the workplace more enjoyable for everyone. A workplace that is fun and engaging will make work feel lighter and easier. Studies have demonstrated that laughter relieves tension, boosts the immune system, and relaxes muscles. It can also enhance memory, energy, creativity, and mood. This can benefit everyone in the office.
The ability to inject a little bit of humor into your workday can be achieved by using a variety of methods. If you are starting the huddle with the team, share a joke with them and invite them to share their own joke. In a shared space, create a board and ask everyone to contribute a funny image or comic strip when they have the time. Wear silly shirts at least once a week or once a month just for the fun of it. Also, you can use social media to share funny photos and videos of you and your team in real-time. This will help you to create a lasting memory for everyone.
While it is important to inject a little humor into your workday, do not let this become a distraction or an excuse to not concentrate on the task at hand. You can organize a team lunch every Friday to build relationships with your team, or you can coordinate breaks together and share jokes during those times. You can even arrange team events such as bowling, mini-golf, and a team dinner outside of the working hours to further strengthen your team’s bond. There are a lot of distractions available today with social media and mobile phones, so make sure that when it is appropriate to enjoy each other’s company, you are in the moment and are learning how to connect with people in your life in person.
Adding a little humor into your workplace can make your employees enjoy their work more, boost their productivity, and improve their mood. Get in touch with our Dental Consultant office for more information on how to engage your employees.
Theresa F. Narantic, Inc
Phone: (855) 929-2555