Why the need for Sports in your Organisation?
Have you been too focused on the company’s bottom line that you are neglecting the production capability of the employees? A sick and discontented worker works at a much reduced productivity. Exercising produces happiness hormones within the body that induces a state of euphoria. A happy worker is a productive one. Research revealed that employees who play sports have a higher tolerance towards stress in their workplace. Playing sports triggers neurogenesis- the birth of new brain cells- in the denate gyrus, a brain area responsible for memory and verbal learning. Improvements in the hand- eye coordination is linked to staving off mental decline. 3 games a week and you will be on your way to mental and physical fitness.
There are plenty of health benefits to be reaped from playing sports as well. Sports serves as an excellent exercise that lower blood sugar and reduces cholestrol level, hence reducing the risk of heart attack. Companies with physically active employees have a lower rate of absenteeism and turnover. This indirectly contribute to the productivity of workers and hence the financial bottom line of the company. On top of that, sports serves as an excellent platform for employees to bond with each other.
By engaging in team sports, members learn to cooperate with each other and sweat it out together. Getting out of the usual solemn office setting and having a day of fun and laughter at the sports arena allows co-workers to learn more and see a different side of each other. Office politics no longer exist outside the office settings and employees lower their guard towards each other by engaging in their favourite sports together. Trust is built up between fellow workers and these bonds spill into the work environment, empowering them to work better as a team and creating synergy.