Why Your Employees Need To Play More Games At The Office

Every company wants their employees to be productive and engaged, yet almost every company struggles with this somewhat simple task. When you can find a balance between work and play, you will be amazed at the overall benefits it will bring to your company’s bottom line. One popular tactic that many companies are actively embracing is to let employees play more games at the office. If you haven’t tried it, you should.

Playing Ping Pong Game In Office Picture

As Mary Poppins says, “In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun, and snap! The job’s a game! And every task you undertake, becomes a piece of cake.” It’s totally true. When employees are having fun, everything else seems to fall into place. Let them play more games and you will see that you can build a productive and fun work environment.

Games may seem like an interesting addition to the normally hectic workday, but they are ripe with benefits that every HR professional will approve of. By allowing your team to play more games at the office, it can:

  • Improve Cognitive Functions
  • Reduce Stress
  • Assist Team Building
  • Encourage Teamwork
  • Boost Employee Morale
  • Attract and Retain Talent
  • Enhance hand-eye coordination and motor skills
  • Develop Strategy
  • Increase Adaptability
  • Motivate Employees

Bringing game time to the office may seem counterintuitive, but the benefits are huge for your employees and for your company.  Set up weekly tournaments, mid-day game breaks, or morning challenges. You’ll be amazed at how a bit of friendly competition and fun filled game time can have such positive effects on your team. It seems to work well.

A few simple games played on company time can totally transform your workforce by rejuvenating your employee’s spirit and boosting their enthusiasm for work. It’s the simple release of energy that allows them to refocus and ultimately become more productive and efficient at their job.

It’s your job to develop a positive company culture. The simple addition of games in the office may just be one more way to achieve the culture your company craves. Are you ready to explore your gaming options? A few ideas might include:

  • Ping Pong
  • Pinball
  • Video Games
  • Arcade Games
  • Air Hockey
  • Billiards
  • Foosball
  • Board Games

Do your research, ask your employees, and pick the best one for your team. Then, it’s game on.

Learn more about the benefits of letting your employees play more games at the office on this cool infographic from CareerAddict.com.

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