10 Amazing Ways to Help Employees Relieve Stress at Work

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Stress is part of everyday life and can be especially hard to handle at work. There are some interesting and fun things you can incorporate to decrease the stress levels in the office. Stress takes a personal toll on employees which will impact the bottom line of your business.

  1. Add a game table to the break room

Game tables are great to let your employees blow off steam. Healthy competition is great for mental health, productivity and to bring a little fun into the day of your employees!

  1. Bring in holiday decorating contests

Working near the holidays can be dreary for many. Bring in some cheer and fun to the workplace by throwing holiday decorating contests throughout the year. A little friendly competition is a great way to implement some fun into your office space.

  1. Create a space to unwind

Create a comfortable and quiet space somewhere in your office for your employees to take a minute to wind down if they need it. It can be as simple as a chair in a quiet corner or a room with a cozy couch and some books and magazines.

  1. Initiate monthly walking challenges

Wellness is something that everyone can benefit from and exercise is perfect for de-stressing. Split your employees into teams and at the end of the month, the team with the most steps or most days of participation wins a small prize. It’s great for company morale and productivity.

  1. Start a LEGO Challenge

Choose a couple of people to create some funny Lego creatures. These little guys can be hidden around the office to play tricks on other employees to brighten their day. Think Elf on the Shelf-Lego/Office Style.

  1. Add ice cream to your summer must-have list

Arrange for an ice cream truck to drop by the office once a week or stock up with goodies in the lunchroom freezer. These extra treats are a nice way to give your employees a cool treat to beat the heat and make being indoors a little easier when the sun is shining.

  1. Play a game of hide-and-seek with treats

At different times of the year, implement a fun hide and seek with a funny character of some sort who hides treats around the office. This creates some stress-free fun in the office at any time of the year.

  1. Organize a team outing.

Team outings are excellent ways to build team building skills, de-stress and give your employees to get to know one another in a fun and social environment instead of just a formal one.

  1. Have a kick off for your busy season or a large project.

If you have a specific time of the year or project that is huge and time-consuming, consider having a kick off for your team. Think a game of poker, a nice dinner, and drinks or a team-building exercise to get some fun in before being stuck in the trenches for weeks or months.

  1. Organize a pop and chip party.

Now, this is a fun one. Invest in some large rolls of bubble wrap and a bunch of snacks. Spread the bubble wrap out over a conference room and invite your employees to come pop some bubbles and have some snacks. This activity is sure to bring some laughs to your employees.

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