How Weekly Trivia Impacts Your Mental Well-Being while WFH

Written by:
Collin Waldoch
December 11, 2020

Weekly trivia quizzes could have a positive impact on your mental well-being. At Water Cooler Trivia, we are on a mission to create happier and more productive teams in physical and remote workspaces across the globe. With the recent disruption to working life caused by the pandemic, it’s never been more important for team leaders to foster relationships between colleagues and promote a positive work environment.

We believe many workplaces simply lack a much-needed dose of fun to boost team morale. It’s often the smallest of things that make the biggest difference in the workplace. It’s these light-hearted moments of fun that can break the ice and make team members feel more comfortable talking with others in the office, especially folks on different teams or departments.

It’s all about breaking down as many communication barriers as possible. You want every team member to feel as though they can approach any other member of the team during the working day. In the long run, this will start to improve workforce efficiency as communication across your team increases.

Pro tip: you don't need to stand on a table to give a high-five.

There’s a shortcut to building inter-department communication: give folks something to talk about that isn’t work, isn’t weekend plans, and isn’t the weather. Avoid the three W’s!

In this article, we’ll look at how weekly trivia quizzes can positively impact the mental well-being of your team. With Water Cooler Trivia, fun quizzes can be sent to your team members in just a matter of minutes. It’s a turnkey solution for boosting morale and enhancing team culture.

The Issue Of Mental Health In The Workplace

In recent years, there’s been a growing awareness around mental health and studies assessing the scale of the problem have been published with increasing regularity. People are concerned about the effects of being in a demoralizing and negative workplace environment. As employers learn more about the potential benefits of teams with good mental well-being, we expect to see increased prioritization of team culture.

With the right systems in place, you can easily support the mental well-being of employees in your workplace. Easy-to-use interactive tools like Water Cooler Trivia can streamline the process of boosting team culture. As a team leader, time is in short supply. So you can’t dedicate hours to preparing and executing team building activities. This is why we encourage you to take advantage of tools like Water Cooler Trivia: tools that are plug-and-play and abstract away any logistics.

You won't be happy this all the time. But maybe you would be with two anthropomorphic brains on your shoulders.

Here’s a few statistics on the topic of mental health in the workplace from the World Health Organization:

  • The World Health Organization has estimated that depression and anxiety costs the global economy $1 trillion per year in lost productivity.
  • The WHO also found investing in mental wellness can offer sizable returns. For every $1 put into scaled up treatment for common mental disorders, there is a return-on-investment of $4 in improved health and productivity.

By failing to actively support the mental well-being of your employees, you are potentially jeopardizing the future success of your business. Many studies link employee well-being with productivity. Efforts to boost mental well-being lift morale and promote team communication.

The Power Of Weekly Trivia Quizzes

Are you utilizing weekly trivia quizzes as part of your strategy to build team culture in your workplace? A weekly trivia quiz is the perfect ice breaker for a Monday morning. With Water Cooler Trivia, you can design and build quick trivia quizzes around the interests of your team. These quizzes are then auto-magically sent and graded each week via email to each team member.

Weekly trivia: exactly as fun as running alongside this incredibly excited dog.

When the results are released, you can encourage team members to gather and talk through the answers. This creates an opportunity for non-work related conversations. Importantly: something besides the weather and weekend plans, those old stalwarts of elevator-speak. Also, you could suggest team members pair up as they attempt the week’s quiz, creating another opportunity for rapport building.

An injection of fun into your workplace could alter the dynamics of your team for the better. It’s important to experiment with a range of different ideas to improve the culture in your workplace environment and support the mental well-being of employees. We would recommend trying Water Cooler Trivia once a week for a month to see whether this activity is a good fit for your team.

Get started with Water Cooler Trivia today!