Cardboard forts could boost motivation


Something for the weekend…

Everyone knows that a happy employee is a productive employee and that improving the working environment can help to boost staff motivation.

Some employees, however, seem to be taking it into their own hands to boost their enthusiasm and productivity by locking themselves away in their own little workplace.

Self-built cardboard forts around individual desks have been inspired by a popular American cartoon about secret agents called Archer, with employees making a cardboard castle complete with the message: “Your authority is not recognised in Fort Kickass.”

Thousands of employees are sharing images of their very own fort on Facebook, Twitter and picture sharing site Imgur.

So employers looking for expensive answers to boosting motivation or productivity, perhaps could review their plans and simply let staff build a fort around their desks.