In the hectic schedules we have, we have forgotten that we too used to play and enjoy at some point in time in our life. We all should try to sneak out some time to indulge in some sports activities to make our life more active and healthy. Along with improving physical health, sporting activities also help to improve emotional health as they develop a sense of friendliness and team spirit. Organizations also can help their employees to involve themselves in sporting activities and keep them fit. Given a chance by the organization, we should include fitness and sporting activities in our routine at the workplace as it will help us keep ourselves healthy and at the same time improve productivity. Being active with sports helps us in many ways.
Improves collaboration: Playing sports, that too, team sports, makes one learn to get along with different people with different mindsets. Team sports compel all the team members to strive for a common goal which is an imperative attribute required among employees of an organization to work towards a common organizational goal.
Increases trust: Trust is one of the most crucial attributes that every employee has to gain from other employees. To be able to gain trust we have to behave in such a manner that people can believe us and consider our opinions or suggestions when needed. Playing sports together sometimes at the workplace builds camaraderie among the players and they can trust each other that reflects in their work too.
Enhances focus: We as individuals face a lot of challenges day-in and day-out both at personal and professional levels. By spending some quality time in sporting activities at the office, we can set aside our worries for a while and concentrate on the sport. This helps us learn how to concentrate amidst several issues running through our mind and work on a task with focus.
It has been proved in various studies that getting involved in sports at workplace play a crucial role in keeping the employees physically and mentally healthy along with improving productivity levels. We have already seen above how this happens. So, let’s utilize our time meticulously and get involved in some effective sports at the workplace.