I think it’s pretty safe to say that DCR is an amazing company. The individuals that work here are understanding, cooperative, hardworking and at the same time personable and caring. Hence, the environment here is ideal for that perfect work/life balance that everyone needs in a job. Even new employees are able to quickly pick up on all this positive energy.
I know. I’m new to DCR, and for my birthday the company sent me a gift, and I was taken aback by this warm surprise. In addition to celebrating employee’s birthdays, our company celebrates holiday events and milestones in their employee’s lives, even hosting baby showers. Of course I’m biased, but I think everyone can agree that this kind of friendly work environment is quite special and unique.
For employers that are interested in making their workplace feel friendlier and want to create more comradery among its workers, here are some ideas to lighten things up at the office and get your co-workers to make some personal connections.
We can’t forget that lightening up the office also means paying attention to attitudes and habits. It’s easy to get stuck in a rigid routine. We all get caught up in making very small things seem so much bigger than what they really are. That criticism we got at work, someone not saying hi to us, getting cut off while driving to work or our cell phone not working can feel like the worst thing that ever happened.
It can, but it doesn’t have to. One thing I’ve learned through my experiences is that sometimes you have to let go, submit to the crazy and stop worrying. What else can you do? There will be times when everything is thrown at you all at once. There are going to be bad days. You will make mistakes. But it’s not the end of the world.
With that said, and a newly improved perspective in place, here are some suggestions as to how to lighten up and not take ourselves so seriously.
Creating a friendly work environment takes some work, but small changes can bring vast improvements. I think lightening up really means letting go and focusing on what’s important and that’s being happier in life. We have to not let small issues consume our thoughts.
It takes serious effort to lighten up, which is strange to say. Yet our sanity is well worth it.
How does your company maintain a friendly work environment? What tips do you have to lighten up at the office?
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