Rachel Brennan is our Office Manager here at Zahra Media Group and she does an amazing job keeping us in high spirits even when the pressure is on. Here she lists some of her favourite ways to keep the office a happy and wholesome place to come into everyday.
I am a firm believer that small gestures can have a big impact on a person’s day. If you have ever worked in a busy office environment you will know that everybody will have their own deadlines, pressures, or targets that they need to achieve – whatever else is going on in their own life notwithstanding! We seem to be always busy and sometimes we forget to be kind to ourselves and sometimes to others around us.
Here at ZMG it’s part of my job to spread a little joy, and make sure the busy workday doesn’t get on top of everyone. Here’s a few of the gestures I think go a long way to making the office a better place to be.
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice-cream! Okay so hands up who doesn’t like an ice-cream or an iced lolly on a warm afternoon in the office? Well I don’t know if you would see a hand up in this office, so when the temperatures are rising outside, why not take yourself down to the local shop and pick up an assortment of their own-brand ice-creams and iced lollies for all your wonderful co-workers. You will instantly bring a bit of the summer sunshine into the office.
Throw a party
Again, you will be hard pushed to find a person in this office who doesn’t love a party. I have a thrown a few in my time and I love organising them. I don’t really know what it is, but I love seeing people enjoy themselves. It makes my little heart happy, I get enjoyment out of seeing their enjoyment. No matter the size of the event, I like to put my own little twist to it. Whether it’s making up some cute goodie bags for people to take home, a signature cocktail on arrival or bringing together some sort of theme, the personal touch always goes that extra little way towards making people smile.
Get your Hinch on!
Who knew cleaning could become so cool? Mrs Hinch and her Hinch Army are sweeping the world with bargain cleaning buys, making everyone’s home a much cleaner and sparklier place – so why not get your Hinch on in the office. Clean down the kitchen, declutter your desk. It will clear your mind and may inspire somebody to do the same.
Anyone for a brew?
Look we know what really runs the world …… it’s coffee or a good strong cup of tea! If you are looking for an easy way to make a co-workers day a little bit easier go on the ol’ coffee run.
A smile and a hello can give off some good vibes
A smile and a hello can mean everything to somebody. We are all guilty of having our noses in our phones and because of the we are missing out on real life experiences with people. Chat to your co-workers and see how their day is going.