Friday, January 16, 2009

Add excitement and laughter to your business

The thought that all businesses must be strict, ridged, dull and lifeless is not outdated. Business owners should not be afraid to fill their business with laughter and fun. Consumers and employees are looking for an enjoyable experience. Adding life and personality to your business welcomes consumers and keeps them coming back for more.

I always say go for the laughter. As adults, we often let the laughter escape from our lives—and that’s a huge mistake. Much has been written about the health benefits of laughter. From relieving stress to boosting the immune system, it’s a one-way ticket to promoting good health.

In a work environment, having a little fun promotes camaraderie, and that’s critical for building an effective team. This is one time when it’s a good idea to take a cue from the kids in your life. They haven’t forgotten what it’s like to laugh, play and have a good time. My advice to you—and your colleagues—is to loosen up, laugh and play a little, too.

How do you add excitement into your business and work day?


Christina Asad Edwards said...

At the Real Living South Dayton office we decorated the office to look more like a living room than a stuffy office, with daisies and couchs similiar to the corporate office in Columbus. We also gather for lunch once a month, each bring in a covered dish, laugh, and chat! It definitely puts everyone in great spirits! Clients immediately feel at home when they walk into such a friendly office environment.

Kaira Sturdivant Rouda said...

Christina- That's great everyone can get together for lunch once a month. I bet that is a blast. It's so important to greet clients with a welcoming office environment. Keep up the good work!