Top 10 Office April Fool’s Pranks

April Fool’s Day is almost here and you know what that means:
Time to plan some creative office pranks.
Office April Fools Prank for Cubicle
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Now, before you write this off as childish or meaningless, let me remind you of the four benefits to office pranks. I shared them before in my post, Top 10 Office Practical Jokes.

When you play practical jokes or pull off a successful April Fool’s prank, you will develop four important skills:

1. Planning

April Fool’s pranks require significant planning to pull off.

2. Teamwork

Personally, I’ve never pulled off a successful office prank on my own. These require teamwork and are often a great bonding experience for co-workers.

Top 10 Office Practical Jokes

This post is not a laughing matter. It’s an important piece to building better teams.

I had a conversation with a friend recently that went like this:

Friend: “We don’t play practical jokes in our office.”

Me: “You hate your job don’t you?”

Friend (glancing down pathetically): “Yes.”

Office prank - airhorn under chair

OK, so the conversation didn’t really go like that, but you get the idea. I am pretty sure he used words like “uppity,” “stuffy.” and “corporate” to describe his office environment.

Since the dawn of time practical jokes have been a critical part of bonding and enjoyment in life…seriously remember that practical joke the snake played on Eve? Well that might not be the best example. But they are important.