21 Feb Happy Employees Make Happy Workplaces
It seems to be the understanding that if you are going to work, then you are going in for a day of drudgery.
Sit at a desk, punch in the numbers and continue through a mind-numbing 8 hour period. This is a significant problem. One that companies have begun to realize they need to address. 5 Dynamics, an organization designed to help with employee engagement shares “A 2017 Deloitte report has shown that nearly 80 percent of executives rated employee engagement either very important or important, but only 22 percent were “excellent” at building a positive employee experience. Even more troubling, 59 percent of respondents indicated that their companies were either not ready or only somewhat ready to address the employee experience challenge.”
This got us thinking.
If statistics show that happy employees are around 20% more efficient in their work environments, it’s time to add some fun to the workplace. We think one of the best ways to do that is to create a game room for work. A place where employees can take a break from the rigors of work. The simple fact of getting up from a desk and standing for a while has substantial health benefits. In some circles, they are calling sitting the new smoking because of the impact it has on your health.
There are multiple benefits from taking a quick break and playing games.
Most obvious, It can help with creativity and problem-solving. When you play games, different parts of your brain are engaged, and it can help you think about your problems in a new way. It helps with stress. You can disengage fully from a work situation that could be stressing you out. It also helps build relationships in the workplace which leads to better collaboration on projects.
If you want to look into a way to help motivate and make your employees happier see how Games for Fun can help you out today!