Look around your office right now, does it spell boring? If you answer that question with a sigh and dull “yes” then you can bet your whole month’s salary that you want more than just a plain boring office.
It’s already 2019, that is 10 years since Barrack Obama was inaugurated as president, Slumdog Millionaire won awards, Terry Pratchett was knighted, or that’s one year to go before the Tokyo Summer Olympics, all UK offices need to use MTD Bridging Software, and so on.
There are different reasons why some offices have a boring environment, and perhaps one or two of these reasons is/are the culprit for your office’s monotonous feel.
- Your boss is incredibly uptight and anti-social
Whatever the tree is, it is the fruit. This goes the same in the world of employment. If your boss or employer simply does not believe in fun in the workplace, then you can expect that it will translate in the four corners of your office. Some employers are just allergic to fun and they believe that once you are inside the office, there is nothing you should do but to work, work, and work some more. These bosses are present in any type of industry, and if you have a boring boss, expect a boring working environment.
- You have a different definition of fun
If you cannot connect with your officemates and claim that there is no fun in your workplace, perhaps it is not the office that is at fault but the way you see things. Maybe you are in the wrong industry which is why you cannot find fun in your office. One good sign that this is this is your case is when all of your officemates are having a good time and you find yourself alienated. They may be having fun, but you simply cannot connect with them. This will surely affect the way you perceive things in the office. It is simple, what’s fun for them is not fun for you thus you feel bored in the office.
- The aesthetics of the office is too plain
It is no secret that the aesthetics of an office can affect the mood of the workers. If your office has too plain or boring layout and design, you may feel bored before you know it. Your office may lack ergonomic office furniture, easy-to-the-eye wallpaper, inspiring interior design, and proportionate layout. If this is the case in your office, then it needs a major renovation, redesigning, or fitout.
- You have no-brainer duties and responsibilities
Sometimes the workplace is not boring but the workers feel otherwise only because they have monotonous and predictable work tasks. If you are the type of person who was trained for more challenging and adventurous job roles, you will die of boredom in a job that only requires meager tasks. One way to curb this problem is to volunteer to do some of the tasks. You might be interested in helping out in setting up the MTD Bridging Software in your office or any other tasks that you will find interesting to do.
- You are in a predictable industry
There are some offices that you cannot blame for having monotonous and dull environment because their respective industries require them to do so. Some industries are notorious for having predictable and uptight atmosphere so naturally the businesses that are in those industries tend to be the same. If you work for an office like that, there’s little you can do about it. What you can do though is to make sure that you and your officemates find time to bond and have fun after work hours.