Why You Need to Have Fun at Work

Posted by on Oct 22, 2013

I have worked in the Human Resources Department at Sain Associates in some capacity for about 15 years, and in that time, I have seen how beneficial a positive work environment can be to everyone in the company.

Having a fun, upbeat and optimistic environment is very important to us for many reasons, and one of the biggest is our employees. We want them to be happy and to truly love coming to work every day. We hope they are invested fully in their job and in our company and that they want to go above and beyond. This positivity is easily transferred over to our clients, which is very important to us as well.
Whether it’s having special breakfasts, showers or birthday parties to honor our co-workers, holding friendly contests, supporting our workers’ families, hosting Lunch and Learns, attending meetings and events together or trying to be flexible with work schedules when needed, we do whatever we can to make our office a positive place to be all the time.

Here are some comments a few of our employees made recently about why it’s so great to work at a company that has a positive work environment.

“Sain Associates really feels like a family, which makes for so much more than an 8-hour-a-day job.  Having a positive work environment improves our morale, makes us ENJOY work and feel closer with one another through the good and bad life may bring.” Kelley Duncan, Marketing Coordinator

“A positive work environment translates into enjoyment and commitment by team members for serving our client’s business needs and building personal and lasting relationships, both internal and external.” Scott Cothron, Project Manager

“Some of the funniest times I’ve had in my life have occurred at work.  It is so much fun to get together with people you worked with in the past and share those funny stories.  We laugh and reminisce just like a family would do.”  Becky White, Vice President and Head of Organization Development

“Sometimes when I’m working on a project that has more than its fair share of problems, it is hard to keep a positive attitude.  Working in a positive environment helps me to stay focused on the task at hand and not dwell on the problems.” Alicia Bailey, Transportation Team Leader

“I love the ‘family’ atmosphere that Sain has. We all get along so well and are able to talk, laugh and share experiences with each other throughout the day. Sain’s leaders strive to keep a good balance between work and fun for their employees, and I think having that balance makes our work more productive.” Laura Beth Yates, Traffic Designer

“Working for Sain Associates for the past 10 years has been joyful and fulfilling each day.  It feels like family as we have watched each other grow in spirituality, family and health. I know how blessed we truly are!” Lauren Nickles, Traffic Designer

Sain Associates, Inc., is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, with offices in Cullman, Alabama, Pulaski, Tennessee and Mandeville, Louisiana. Sain is a site engineering, traffic/transportation engineering and planning and land surveying firm with experience in more than thirty states.

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