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Does it pay to play at work?

Work is such a large part of people’s lives, increasingly so as remote working and checking emails outside of work hours becomes the norm.

It is unsurprising then, that some organisations are adopting the idea of ‘fun’ and ‘play’ to keep employees creative, committed and motivated.

BrightHR, in collaboration with world-leading wellbeing expert, Professor Sir Cary Cooper, and the team at his university spin-off company, Robertson Cooper, carried out research into how HR can introduce more positivity into the workplace through fun and playful activities. The study, which surveyed 2,000 employees in the UK, revealed some remarkable insights.

Traditionally play has been associated with being unproductive. But research suggests the contrary – encouraging laughter and fun is actually helping companies to be more productive, happy and engaged at work.

Is it time for your organisation to take fun more seriously?

In this research-driven report, you'll learn:

  • What is fun at work?
  • How play could help solve a number of HR priorities such as productivity, wellbeing, engagement and absence management.
  • How do you find fun activities, which cater for millennials, senior workers and everyone in between?
  • Organic v inorganic fun: who is in charge?