Office pranks can certainly be funny if they are played out in the right way and aren’t designed to do anyone in the office any harm. There are actually many different types of prank that can be played out in the office, some more “deadly” than others. Here are just five of the most popular types.
The Decorative Display
This is a great type of prank to pull because it never does anyone any harm as long as it isn’t taken too far. It is also something that the whole team can chip in and contribute to. All you really have to do is decide on a theme that you want to work with and get cracking when your boss or an individual employee is away on vacation. Something like this will take some time so dedicate a lunch time or a couple of evenings to do this and make sure you do not do it during working hours as this could result in someone getting fired!
This one involves the most amount of time and effort as it essentially means reshaping an office entirely. Not only is this likely to get you fired if it goes wrong but you are also going to have to put a fair bit of money into it to make it successful. Although in the above examples you will see that the end result is a fantastic one you will find that nine times out of ten this prank fails and this is simply because it is so incredibly hard to pull off!
There are times when playing an office prank goes wrong and you end up just making a complete idiot of yourself in front of everyone in the office. Unfortunately for the guy in the above video he thought that falling into the photocopier wouldn’t really do much harm as it wasn’t being filmed, oh how he regrets doing that now.
The best way to make sure this doesn’t happen to you is to run through the planning stages of the prank thoroughly both in your mind and on paper, involving someone else is going to help a lot too!
Although it is funnier to watch a reversal happen to someone it isn’t always pretty, as you can see the two above videos. In one instance the guy thinks he is going to be shot and the other the employee in the second video is fired! This unfortunately is the danger of playing a prank on your boss or telling someone else that you are planning something funny as they could easily organise for a reversal on you. Playing a successful prank is no easy feat!
The classic office jokes are nearly always taken as the best office jokes and these can range from the simple tampering of the chair to this ingenious idea of making an electric ring binder. The only problem with this example is that at the end it makes one of the employees burst into tears!
If you are planning any office pranks in the future make sure the intentions are purely comical and the purpose is not to simply bully someone in the environment, you can have a laugh, but be professional, bullying is wrong!
Ryan loves virtual offices pranking and thanks that even the top office space london offices should occasionally play pranks on one another!