Wrong! What you need is a corporate wellness program!
I know what you're thinking. "I can't even get them to do their work. How do you expect me to get them to exercise?" Patience....we will get to that. For now, understand that with a little forethought, creativity and know-how, you can establish a corporate wellness program that will get your employees (and your bottom line) in peak form.
First, let's talk about how exercise helps your employees to perform at their best. From a productivity standpoint, a corporate wellness program is indispensable in the workplace. Exercise has a wealth of proven benefits for workers including:
When your employees are able to concentrate on a given task for a longer period of time, retain more information and think outside of the box, they're going to be more productive. Further, when they aren't squabbling or feeling bored and exhausted, morale is higher and everyone achieves more.
We've established that a corporate wellness plan that places an emphasis on exercise is in the best interests of both your business and your workers. The next step is finding physical activities that your employees can (and will) actually do. Fortunately, there are many ways to bolster activity for both the workout novices and the fitness buffs alike:
This is where the carrot-and-the-stick approach comes in handy. If you want your employees to make time for exercise, you have to begin with external motivation. They may not exercise for themselves, but there is no greater satisfaction then kicking Bob from accounting's butt in a burpee challenge. Some examples of external motivation include:
Ultimately, having a corporate wellness plan in place that emphasizes physical activity is a surefire way to improve workplace productivity and morale. Not only will you reap the benefits of healthier, happier, harder-working employees, but you're likely to see your business thrive and your healthcare costs decrease.
Before you can post a "you're fired" photo on the office social media account, try instituting a corporate wellness plan in your workplace. Incorporating physical activity into your workers' regimen is the ideal way to invest in your business' bottom line, your employees and their health.