6 Wellness Wednesday Ideas That’ll Boost Office Moral
- Host a step challenge
It’s common for those of us who work within an office to stay sat down for most of the day, however, why not introduce a friendly competition between co-workers. This can be done by calculating who has completed the most steps, the person who does so will receive a prize like a gift card perhaps.
- Have an acknowledgment jar/book
When people’s hard work is recognised, it can boost morale. So why not introduce an acknowledgement book/jar where co-workers write down who they would like to thank and what for or any work they think they should get praised for. The notes can get read out on a Wednesday meaning co-workers will feel their hard work has not gone unnoticed, not only this but it might cause others to work harder so they get recognised too.
- Implement flexi time
Allowing employees to have earlier or later start/finish times gives employees the flexibility they may need in their busy lives. Even working from home once a week, to give your employees the option to work from the comfort of their own home, which I am sure most people would appreciate – especially for those who might have a long way to travel to get into the office.
- Coffee Breaks
This is a bit different than just having brew by yourself at your desk, it is common in Sweden culture to have a designated coffee and cake break – also known as “fika”. This means co-workers make time for their colleagues and friends and encourages employees to interact with each other whilst also increases productivity as it refreshes their brain.
- Take a walking meeting
Rather than gathering in a meeting room, take your meeting outside to a nearby café, this is a great way to get yourself and your colleagues out of the office and into a new environment to enhance the productivity of your meeting.
- Dress down days
The last idea would be to have designated dress down days, perhaps a Friday? This allows for employees to ditch the company dress code and come into work in some casual clothes which they will feel comfortable in.