Better Your Bottom Line
By Getting off Your Bottom.
Healthier Employees Mean Better Business!
Stuck in a sedentary job? Sitting and staring at a desk all day is unmotivating to say the least! Does your employer make your health a priority? Do you feel motivated to do a good job for your company? If the answer is no, what can your company do to change? I’ve attached a link at the end of my post for further reference. Bjorn Borg runs a clothing company based in Sweden. Part of this company culture is compulsory exercise sessions for it’s employees. It’s design to boost health and productivity amongst it’s employees. It breeds a sense of community and wellness.
Wouldn’t that be great if every company felt that way?
“In 2014, a University of Stockholm study showed that exercising during the workday was advantageous for both employees – who were healthier and more concentrated – and the employer.
The study found there was a 22 per cent decline in work absences, not negligible in a country where the average person is on sick leave four per cent of the time, twice the European average.”
“Just Google It”
Just think what would happen if the company you worked for encouraged exercise as part of the company culture? Would it change your attitude towards the job you do? I can tell you all the benefits of exercise, I’m sure you know them. With the obesity rate climbing steadily, what can we do to change it?
The best example I could think of was Google. It’s noted as an excellent place to work because it takes care of it’s employees. They have access to daycare, gourmet food and free fitness classes. It’s more than just a company, it’s a culture. Those who share the core values of a company are looked as assets within the company. An interesting fact I learned about Google was that it offers a variety of activities for their employees to participate in.
“Between Google’s volleyball courts, basketball courts and bowling alleys, there is never a shortage of activities for employees to engage in outside of the office. But don’t be fooled—there are ways to create a great company culture without spending a ton of money or supplying lots of cool gadgets”
No wonder Google is #1! Who wouldn’t want to work there?
The idea is very simple and proves my point well. As a company owner, it’s important for you to set the example amongst your employees. Nurturing that sense of community and teamwork can have excellent benefits to your bottom line. Isn’t it worth the investment to create a better working environment for your employees? Apparently, it doesn’t take much! Even if you’re not as big as google, the logic is much the same.
IMPROVE YOUR BOTTOM LINE,
BY GETTING OFF YOUR BOTTOM!
If it’s worked for these companies, why couldn’t it work for yours?
Here’s to your health!
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