How to create a healthy corporate culture for increased business performance?
The modern day work environment can be a drain on our energy levels. One way to recharge the batteries is by doing sports together. By consistently organising group activities, you’re actively improving employees’ health and creating a healthy workplace. Yet some employees are left behind due to lack of motivation. Here’s some practical tips on how to create a healthy corporate culture.
- Setting goals by introducing challenges
- Small changes, big impact
- Group lessons at noon
- Qualitative custom sportswear
- The importance of an ergonomic workplace
Engaged workers are connected with their job and have the tendency of having a healthy lifestyle. Give your employees a goal they can reach with the whole team by the end of the quarter or even by the end of the year. You’ll see, they will more likely take the stairs instead of the elevator and they will even challenge each other.
By setting up sports challenges you stimulate the group feeling by working together towards a common goal. Besides the team spirit it also stimulates having a culture of healthy employees. As mentioned in previous blogs healthy employees do not only feel better, they also perform better and are more motivated.
Start with small and manageable projects. Who said you have to sit on a chair to have a good meeting? Try something different for a change. You can also meet standing up or during a short walk outside. A walking meeting can be very productive and quickly lead to decisions.
Or you could bring more possibilities of food and snacks for your employees to the office. As long as it’s healthy ofcourse. Why? To avoid falling victim to the temptation of biscuits, cakes and other sweet treats that are so often part of a standard work day.
Do: Let your employees make 10 squats for a black coffee and 15 squats for one with sugar.
Unhealthy employees are a cost for the company: illness, sickness leave or unhappy and not motivated. What about group lessons at noon to keep your employees active? The benefits of a midday workout are multiple. Exercising at noon increases your metabolism for the rest of your workday instead of just the evening hours.
There will definitely be a lot of enthusiasts who would love to participate. Because even shorter team building sessions will encourage a good working atmosphere, no doubt about that. And this could also be a fun way to integrate sports in your company. There are many possibilities, just think about pilates, zumba or piloxing.
Custom sportswear is the perfect way to get even more out of your efforts. First of all, it’s a nice gift for your employees, they will appreciate it a lot. Wearing the same outfit strengthens the group atmosphere and it has a positive influence on your HR.
When you choose qualitative clothing, your employees will love to wear it. Even when they exercise in their spare time. Breathable textiles are therefore a must, if you want your employees to be comfortable when exercising.
An ergonomic workplace or healthy building influences the way people perform in the office and the way people think about their work. In other words, ergonomics affects the core activities within your company and goes to the heart of your corporate culture. Focus on the four pillars of an ergonomic office: lighting, temperature, fresh air and ambient noise.
Lightning: What do we mean by "good lighting"? In an ergonomic workplace, the right lighting provides enough light to do your job without straining your eyes at all.
Temperature: Finding the right temperature can be difficult, but research shows that the majority of people are most productive when the temperature is around 20°C.
Fresh air: The humidity of a room should be between 30 and 60%. In addition, air circulation is also essential for productivity and against illness.
Ambient noise: Many employers try to provide quiet spaces for their employees so that they can concentrate. This can be done, for example, by using special, ergonomic sound-absorbing partitions. So you can handle difficult reports or important phone calls in peace.
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