We all know that work can be stressful some days if not most. We know that stress can eventually affect the staff’s moods and therefore productivity. The good thing is companies can institute ways to combat that stress.
Here are some fun and inexpensive ways to reduce the stress of your team members.
Ice Cream Sundaes
Once a quarter, set out ice cream and a variety of toppings for an afternoon of ice cream sundaes for the crew. This gets everyone interacting and away from their desk for a bit.
Make a list of statements about members of the staff. Each person has to go around and find out who matches with each statement. Such as, “She has three brothers.” This gets the team learning about each other by having to seek out who matches with the statements. After this activity, they will feel refreshed and like they know more about each other which makes for a more cohesive team.
Lamest Joke Contest
Have each employee write down their favorite lame joke and then everyone gets to vote for their favorite. The winner gets a Lamest Joke Teller certificate. Laughter is great for reducing stress and this is sure to get the staff rolling. One of our favorite lame jokes: Why was the king only a foot tall? He was a ruler.
Walking Club Contest
Get everyone together and have them form teams. The team that logs the most steps in a month gets a prize. Walking is a great stress reliever and is good for improving health. Grouping the staff into teams is a great way to get them interacting and having a friendly competition.