Organisations today juggle multiple generations, from Boomers to Zoomers. The generation gap often makes it challenging for them to keep the employees engaged and plan activities that everyone in the workplace will enjoy. Or, at least, it was till before you landed here on this page.
World Laughter Day is perhaps an excellent opportunity to bring together your diverse and quirky workplace. It’s a day celebrated to share and encourage the most beautiful expression in the world – laughter. Why not do the same at your workplace?
Below are all the World Laughter Day activities you must try to make the work day a little more fun and a little more lively.
Laughter Day Activities At Work
Below is a comprehensive list of laughter day activities at work for all ages and for all types of work modes – whether you are working remotely or going to the office.
- Practice Gradient Laughter
Gradient laughter is like a ripple effect, and World Laughter Day is the ideal time to practice it. This exercise, if you may, builds up from silence and ends in laughter echoing through the walls.
You need to build momentum that leads to a natural laugh that one cannot avoid. It is infectious.
Jokes, the good ones narrated well, can make anyone spit out the water they’ve been drinking and linger around the public for a long time. If you are planning to celebrate World Laugher Day in office, jokes are a great way to go about it.
You can ask everyone in your team to write the funniest joke they know on a piece of paper and collect them all in a jar. During lunchtime, gather around your workplace and ask them to take a sip of water.
Everyone will pick a piece of paper from the jar and read it out loud the joke. Whoever has the most number of people spitting out their water wins!
It sounds a little gross, yes. But it’s undeniably fun (and is sure to make everyone laugh).
- Make Daily Communications Creative
If your workplace is generally formal and more serious conversations float around the workplace, World Laughter Day should be your excuse to lighten up the mood a little.
You can try and leverage humour here. You can start your morning by sharing a couple of funny memes or jokes with your workplace. It will set the tone for the day, which is stress-free and happy.
- Host A Stand-Up Comedy Session
What better way to commemorate World Laughter Day than by letting someone who makes people laugh for a living do it?
You can consider inviting a prominent comedian to brighten up your workplace’s day with their jokes and puns. If you do your due diligence, you can definitely find someone who leaves your employees rolling on the floor laughing.
Remote Work Activities
- Use AR To Make Meetings Fun
Who said you can’t celebrate World Laughter Day if you are working remotely? Thanks to technology, you can celebrate anything, anywhere.
When holding a meeting for your remote workplace, you can make use of AR. From filters to funny backgrounds, you can make use of it all. If you are not sure what to choose from, organise a poll and let your workplace decide if they want to be in a funny place or look funny when on the call!
- Organise A Virtual Comedy Movie Night
Thanks to the browser extensions that we have today, organising a virtual movie night is not challenging. And by giving it a comedy twist, you can align the movie night with the laughter day.
Tip: It is best combined with a pizza or a bucket of popcorn sponsored by the company!
- Host A Tongue Twister Lunch Break
If you have been meaning to host a lunch party for your workplace, now would be the right time to do it. You can use this lunch meet to add the laughter twist(er).
Since childhood, tongue twisters get addictive. They are fun, and they bring out the healthy competitive nature of a being. That’s what you should aim to do as well. You can collect several tongue twisters and ask your employees to recite them at least ten times repeatedly. Whoever is able to crack the most number of these twisters wins!
World Laughter Day might not sound like a ‘corporate’ day to celebrate, but it is crucial to remember that we are all human. Laughter is perhaps the most beautiful expression that can lighten the mood and set the tone. The activities mentioned above may help you and your workplace experience precisely that.