Tips to Consider This April Fool’s Day at Work

Ah, the first of April means the beginning of Spring–and of course, a day where many people partake in office pranks. While having fun at work is important, it’s very important to consider a few things before you fool your co-workers into doing something embarrassing.

  1. Consider your company culture – What is the culture like in your office? While some office cultures can be silly and playful, some offices are more serious and practical. Be careful to consider your company culture before pulling a prank.
  2. Think about your audience – Not everyone shares the same kind of humor that you do, so be careful to consider your audience first. What one person finds hilarious might be way out of line for someone else. Be sure that you know what you’re getting into before you pull a prank on an unwitting victim.
  3. Keep it “G-rated” & work appropriate – It’s never okay to talk about things like race, religion, or sexual orientation. If you’re going to pull a prank, it should be very simple and professional. Don’t do anything that will get you in trouble, or will hurt someone’s feelings.