June 21 – Recess at Work Day

 
 
Recess? Really? Love it. What a great way to boost morale, creativity and production from employees. It’s also a great reminder to find ways make your workday more enjoyable all year round.

Recess At Work Day was founded by Rich DiGirolamo, who believes that a happy workplace is a productive workplace.

A temporary break from normal duties is just what the doctor ordered. If I’ve learned anything these past few days it’s to exercise, relax, laugh and relieve stress. Taking recess does all three.
 
Need ideas?
 

  • Take that team meeting to a coffee shop, amusement park or the beach
  • Visit a local park. Play a little, and brainstorm a lot; that next big idea might occur during recess
  • Celebrate with popcorn and cotton candy or something else your employees love
  • You could always exercise as a group
  • Create a company time capsule
  • An ice cream social might be just what the team needs
  • Play some good old outdoor games like tag, jump rope, or Frisbee. Amazing what a good game of follow the leader might teach you about your coworkers
  • Grab a piece of chaulk and a stone and head out to the sidewalk for a game of hopscotch
  • Set aside those spreadsheets and endless forms for some X’s and O’s in Tic-Tac-Toe
  • Divide the office into teams and create your own Olympic events, such as office chair races

 
 
 
 

 
 

Building A High Morale Workplace

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sources:
Recess at Work Day (examiner.com)
When was the last time you took Recess At Work! (recessatworkday.com)
 
 
 

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6 thoughts on “June 21 – Recess at Work Day

  1. Love this idea!

  2. great post!

    Rich DiGirolamo, Founder Recess At Work Day http://recessatworkday.com

  3. Great post. As a business professor and consultant, I’m still amazed at how little the marketplace still undervalues employees though we’ve provided significant research to support the theory that they can be a competitive advantage.

    • I agree completely. It’s sad to say but some employers are taking advantage these days. I’m sure their thought is an employee won’t dare leave for fear they won’t find anything else.

      • I think you’re spot on. Traditionally, employees are more overworked and less appreciated when the market is saturated with job seekers. Sad fact.

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