Pokémon are taking over the world. Have you heard? Well, according to Google Maps, they are. Happy April Fool’s Day! Could the biggest April Fool’s Day joke of all be coming from Mother Nature? Looking outside, the sun is shining here in Washington, D.C., and it’s supposed to be a beautiful day. Is this yet another warm snap before we get more snow? I sure hope not. While the bad weather drove an increase in AGRR business in many areas, I think many of us are ready for Spring to have finally arrived. And today is a day to welcome Spring by pulling pranks on your favorite coworkers and friends.
So far our office has been quiet. How about your workplace? Over the years I have learned that work and fun go well together. If you appreciate who you work with and enjoy spending time together, it makes your job easier and more enjoyable. If you and your coworkers have a matching willingness to do your best and be at the top of your game, your company will surely benefit.
Are all of us fortunate enough to be doing what we love? Perhaps not, but we can try to help each other get through our workdays, particularly the long ones, by taking the time say a simple thank you for a job well done and appreciate some hard work.
We can do this through small signs of appreciation. Perhaps we give a coworker some chocolate, offer to get them coffee or to buy them lunch? Or perhaps on a day like today, we pull warm-hearted pranks designed to make each other smile. Whatever you choose to do, remember, we are all in this together and a little respect can go a long way.
Did you pull any pranks this year in celebration of April Fool’s Day? If so, please share them by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. I would also love to hear how you take the time to appreciate your team. Do you sponsor an annual outing? Do you host a big holiday party? Or is it in the simple, everyday things you do?
For a roundup of some of the top April Fools’ pranks today, click here.