A muscular brain, in a fit and healthy body, that could be one of the definitions of corporate wellness and well-being in Europe and beyond!
Company participation in a decathlon or practicing sports two times a week is excellent for your employees, it is in your interest to help adopt a better lifestyle. It is not necessary to make high-level athletes, however, if you wish to have a dynamic company, it starts by having employee tonics!
Plus 14% net profitability, that's what you could gain by allowing your employees to play sports at work. According to the results of the Goodwill Management study on the economic impact of physical activity and sport. Team activity at work would be a real lever for competitiveness and productivity.
Sports activity helps to free your mind, aiding in the evacuation of the effects of stress on the body, and releases endorphins, the vital hormones of natural happiness. We're happy after a sports session, we feel good in our body, well in our mind, and our mental performance improves.
Ensuring that your employees play sports is also watching over their health and reducing the number of accidents at work and the rate of absenteeism. Equipping employees with pedometers and setting up a small business challenge to encourage them to walk or posting the results of the competition on the walls of stairs to keep them away from the elevator.
What are the best corporate wellness programs to practice? If the essential goal is to play sports while having fun, some employees will be more or less adapted to this form of company life. Also, unless you work near the mountains, skiing or horse riding are not locally logical for corporate sports. On the other hand, running seems to be the sport of fashion and offers a tremendous corporate team building experience. Employees outdoors, use their bodies to let off steam, evacuate stress, and regain energy. A running session organized during the lunch break offers an excellent opportunity for a dose of cardio. Yoga will only require a few mats and an empty space to clear your mind while working your deep muscles.
Finally, your field of activity will be an essential factor to take into account when starting your corporate health program. Warm-up or stretching sessions are crucial for your team before beginning their sports.
This concept aims at the construction and the development of cohesion, a union, and a team spirit developing synergies throughout your organization.
What could be better than a collective sport, a tournament, or an intense session of cardio to bring together and strengthen the links between employees of different trades and backgrounds? Employees who stand together in the face of adversity, encourage, and excel together. Cultivating a diagram of values that they take with them to the office.
For those who are not at all sports-minded, no worries, many other options exist to work on your corporate team-building.
If the corporate culture is influential, there is enormous team-building potential. By giving an identity, a vision, and shared values to employees, it brings them together. It makes a set of individualities, into an affiliated company where we work hand in hand.
Focus on a culture that notably increases the effectiveness of professional team-building training. Classic strategies or more innovative and unusual training courses such as those which use cooking, sailing, singing, or champagne to join the teams during a moment of fun.
Technical training will also be essential to stay at the cutting edge of technology, maintain sharp know-how, or develop the talents of the R & D department.
You can also try the events and have fun organizing various parties, outings, or trips for your employees. Events disconnected from work that allow employees to exchange, build stronger personal relationships during a wine tasting, a raclette evening, or a rafting day.
By doing all of this, you will gain close-knit collaborators who resist hard times, support, inspire, and communicate more freely. Enabling more creative, efficient, and competitive teams!
A well-defined company is driven by social cohesion, healthy collective well-being, and a pleasant atmosphere. The dynamics that result in better employer brand and, ultimately, better economic performance.
A company that understands employees have a life outside the office, a family, obligations, will know the one way to make them happier is to contribute to their personal happiness.
Also, the services offered internally allow employees to reconcile private and professional life better thanks in particular to the company's physical outing events.
You have many initiatives that will reduce the rate of turnover and absenteeism for better retention of talent.
If your business is a large group, create your own box office and invite your employees to have fun and learn with family or friends through movie tickets, concerts, shows, or museums. Help them to be present with their children by participating in the cost of a day in an amusement park, or a few days of vacation.
For smaller businesses, remember that a service rendered does not cost anything and that your human size and flexibility are your first benefits. Even if budgetary constraints won't allow for a company nursery, nothing prevents you from temporarily making room for a cradle in the office. The simple act of picking up a colleague's child and organizing collective meals yields terrific results.
Now that you know everything, you will not have any excuses, (not even that of being a start-up) for not showing more exceptional social generosity.