If you've ever watched the hit TV show "The Office", you'll be well versed in office antics that can add a bit of fun to the working day.
Kit Out My Office surveyed 1,594 adults aged 18-65 in full or part-time employment to find out how many of us take part in office pranks at work. Our results found that 83% of workers from the North of England stated that they often take part in workplace pranks in comparison to only 69% from the South of England.
In addition to the above, 90% of workers who responded in favour of pranks said they will continue doing them despite hearing stories of people being fired as a result of a prank.
Don't take the fun too far!
Office pranks can be seen in both a positive and negative light. Pamela Rogerson, HR Director for the ELAS Group, who has 27 years' experience in employment law and HR, had this to say:
"Pranks in the workplace lighten the mood and, for the most part, can have a positive effect on morale so why not? A little laughter and joviality helps build team spirit and corporate identity; if a workplace is staid and boring then I’m sure that staff retention could be an issue. That being said, as with anything you do, whether in the workplace or at home, any pranks should be harmless".
If you’re looking to prank your colleagues, we've pulled together our favourite list of practical jokes for the workplace as inspiration. From a dry shower to a sea of cups, your bound to find an idea below to prank an unsuspecting culprit.
Choose a prank to read more about how to pull off it off sucessfully. We've also provided a list of tools and equipment required for each practical joke. Our pranks are ordered by difficulty and also give an idea of how long you'll need to prepare for each. Pick your favourite now and get started to really show your coworkers who's boss!