Today, at work, we had a meeting about “happy” events.
First, some context.
During her exit interview, an ex-colleague said that one of her reasons for leaving was because the office was not a happy place.
Naturally, The Boss took offence and called us in for a meeting. During the meeting, she asked us if we also thought the office was not a happy place. I looked at my colleagues and saw that none of us wanted to be the first to answer that question, there was no correct answer. So, we sat there in silence.
Thankfully, The Boss, in her obliviousness, declared that we would have monthly “happy” events so that no one would ever be able to declare that the office was not a happy place. Each of us (except for her) would come up with an activity for all of us to do that would contribute to the increase of happiness in the office.
The first “happy” event? Bowling.
Which of course didn’t happen because on said date, our workload exploded and we postponed the “happy” event and never found the time to re-schedule. Thank goodness.
What was the weirdest work initiative at your workplace?