Making Time To Celebrate At Work
– Why so serious?
The purpose of work is not to make money. The purpose of work is to make the workers, whether working stiffs or top executives, feel good about life. – Ricardo Semler
In a Nutshell
In the corporate rat race, it’s important for people to take a breath, pause and celebrate the good things in life. Besides creating a fun, positive environment at work, it also makes employees feel like they are there not just to work, but to interact and build meaningful relationships as well.
People are responsible and fun at home and there’s no reason why they shouldn’t be the same way at work. Keeping it too formal and engaging only in official activities often dampens the positive attitude in the workspace. People need their space to breathe and be themselves so that they can push past all the stress and achieve work demands. They also need to feel like they are appreciated and that the company is also a place to have fun.
Keeping celebrations within working hours, ensuring everyone is involved in the process and celebrating small achievements at work are other ways to celebrate in the office. It’s an important and poignant exercise that not just brings people together but also increases their sense of belonging and ownership towards the company.