"How to Bring Happy Hour to Work"
That was the name of my latest training session I did with several corporations. Part of it involved the things we see at a Happy Hour that we should keep in mind for where we work.
The start of this thought process about Happy Hour was what I saw and remember from any Happy Hours I attended or observed. They are usually full of fun, food and frivolity. There are great conversations that you don’t always have when you are at work sitting at a desk.
This is also a good time to think about this concept, since we are coming out of the pandemic and many people have been (or still are) working at their home offices. I believe they need to do some things that get them out and about.
When I did the Happy Hour module at my corporations, here’s what they liked about Happy Hour that we could bring to work:
1. You make friends much faster than at work.
2. You improve relations.
3. You get to know each other better.
4. There’s plenty of laughing.
5. People talk about much more than they can at work.
6. Cell phones are put down for a while so you can focus on each other.
7. There is lively interaction.
8. There’s human connection.
9. There’s talk about things you want to achieve in life (or just for the week).
10. You make some new friends you never knew before.
Does your work have a feeling of Happy Hour?
If not, think about ways you might be able to achieve it.