Including time for fun in the workplace is often cited as leading technique for employee satisfaction and retention.
As Dan Tynan states in his article on rewarding employees making the workplace fun is #3:
Make work fun. “During a business coaching engagement, I found employee morale to be way down,” said Terri Levine, president of The Coaching Institute. “We created a weekly event to boost morale. One week we asked everyone to bring in a baby picture, post it on a wall, then pick which person matched each picture. Everyone was having fun and socializing while productivity went from 58 percent to 72 percent — all in the same week.”
This is where a well organized event can make all the difference, whether it is more a team building, in house session such as a Improv Comedy Team Building Technique session or a full-out entertainment extravaganza such as a Murder Mystery Dinner Cruise, you can make a difference by rewarding your employees.