WORKPLACE FUN

The US Council on Work-Related Stress suggests fun at work can increase your productivity, make you way more creative, and improve your outlook on life in general.

Office Playground’s 15 Year Celebration!

Dear Valued Customer,
In 1999 Office Playground was just an idea; the brainchild of one guy who believed that work should be more than just a jaded nine-to-five. Fifteen incredible years later Office Playground has grown to become the largest and

Wind Up Toy Race 2014

We’ve got some pretty fast wind up toys here at Office Playground, so we set up a little friendly competition to determine who’s the fastest of them all. What followed was an adrenaline fueled, nerve-racking hobble to the finish. 

Workaholics Cubicle Toys

Workaholics – How many Office Playground toys can you spot?
 

 

Eye-spy with my little eye Office Playground toys on the set of Workaholics. See how many you can spot and then scroll down to see if you discovered them all.

How To Read A Galileo Thermometer

If you’ve ever looked at a Galileo Thermometer, with all those colorful floating baubles and dangling numbered medallions, and thought, “I have absolutely no idea what that means,” you’re not alone.

Workplace Fun Increases Productivity

Workplace Fun Increases Productivity
There’s evidence that people who have fun at work are happier, healthier, motivated, and more productive than their stressed-out counterparts. Who’da thunk it?

 

 

The Bradenton Herald uses examples from large companies such as Google, LinkedIn, and Zappos

10 Reasons Why Office Toys Make Fantastic Gifts

Who knew office toys could be so awesome?
(Spoiler Alert: we totally did) 

Phones At Work More Than OK

Smartphone breaks actually make you more efficient, believe it or not.  
We’ve all unlocked our smartphones at work for various reasons – to double tap a photo or two on Instagram, to slingshot a few angry birds, to check out that cat video your grandma sent you.

Do You Fidget, Fiddle, Or Doodle While You Work?

‘Fidget Widgets’ Project Looks for New Ways that Seemingly Mindless Interactions Can Increase Productivity, Enhance Creativity, and Lessen Stress
NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering Researchers Seek Online Participants
Researchers at the New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering’s Game Innovation Lab

What’s Up With Desktop Zen Gardening?

Many people enjoy Zen Gardening in their desktop environment, but few may know the history of this classic desktop stress relief tool.

The How And Why Of Newton’s Cradles

The Newtonian Demonstrator, known today as the Newton’s Cradle, is a device that demonstrates the laws of conservation of momentum and energy. The concept was demonstrated centuries ago in France and used by Sir Isaac Newton when he developed the laws of physics.
But how does it work, you ask?