Sport at work, an ally of productivity?

Sport at work, an ally of productivity?

A healthy mind in a healthy body !

Indeed, this is no more to prove, sport is health.

While 48% of people practice a sport at least once a week, only 13% do so at their place of work.
Companies would do their part by developing initiatives and by encouraging employees to engage in sporting activities in their workplaces.

Sport benefits over the mind:

After sport activity the brain secretes hormones that provide a sense of well-being. Which eventually, will better manage our stress.
Sport also helps to relieve tension. Practicing a physical activity can also act as a “strike” in order to get rid of our negative waves.
Sport is also a vector of values and allows to develop the passing of oneself the spirit of team, the courage, or the performance cult which will favor “to live together”.

According to one study, it is well recognized that a healthy and sports employee is more productive than a lambda employee.

The positive effects that brings to the company sport:

Strengthening team cohesion, social bonding and team spirit. Indeed, practicing a sport at work, whether individual or as a team, would make it possible to build social ties faster and easier.

An increase in the individual and / or collective productivity of employees. Since it is recognized that the well-being of employees is a factor of motivation and therefore of efficiency.
A drop in absenteeism in Britain would have declined by 30-40% among employers who have established health policies for their troops, including regular physical exercise.

In conclusion, body welfare will affect the minds of employees, they will gain motivation and will thus perform better, the company will then be more profitable.

The company that makes dream all employees : Google, is an example to follow. The Googleplex features beachvolley courts, 2 swimming pools, other gym and fitness facilities. Even if sometimes your company’s infrastructure does not allow this type of facility, then the challenge organization is a second option.

Roadoo Network encourages and recommends to set up sports challenges:

The ephemeral sports challenge: to encourage teams to participate in sporting events, the simplest is running (11 km or half marathon), prefer the challenges that most of your employees can achieve, the aim being to reinforce or create a cohesive team.
The medium-long-term sporting challenge: Roadoo Network will soon be connected with the SquadR application, the innovative mobile / web platform for physical activity and teambuilding in companies. It offers fun and connected challenges of collaborative sport.

What about you? when is your next sporting challenge?