Today is April Fool’s Day

Even though today is April Fool’s Day, it is definitely not recommended to participate in this holiday by having fun at work pulling April fools pranks. However, if you just can’t resist, here are two very important guidelines for April Fools at work:

  1. Know your company culture. You know your place of business, and the type of culture there. Think long and hard about whether or not pranks will be welcomed, or if you are just asking for disciplinary action by partaking in them.
  2. Embarrassment is never good, nor is disruption of business. Consider others and their workloads before partaking in any prank. And of course, you never want to break any policies and/or laws regarding bullying, harassment, discrimination, etc.

While you may have the best of intentions for just having a laugh at work, it may be best to leave the April Fools pranks on the playground, or at least outside of the office with your family and friends. Here are some great ideas for doing so: April Fools!

HappyAprilFoolsDay

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