Everyone knows that healthy, invigorated employees enjoy increased productivity, better morale, less stress, and fewer illnesses. There are meaningful, inexpensive measures you can take that will boost the health of your staff as you boost your bottom line.
Supply Healthier Snacks: Many offices supply snacks in the staff break room, such as bagels, baked goods, or bowls of candy. Instead, put out a bowl of fresh fruit filled with apples, bananas, oranges, and grapes. If you’ve installed an office vending machine, be sure to stock it with healthier options like granola bars or low-fat snacks. You might also supply bottled water in addition to coffee, and get rid of the sugary sodas and juices.
Host a Weight Loss Challenge: I once worked with a team that developed an office weight loss challenge. Whoever lost the most weight in six months would get a prize! We charted our weight, and made healthier lifestyle changes like eating salads for lunch instead of burgers or pizza, and making more time in our schedules to walk together early in the morning before work, or after lunch. I remember how invigorated and upbeat we felt, which translated into working smarter, and enjoying a happier, more cooperative team atmosphere at the office. Even though one person won a prize of a gift certificate (given by the rest of the staff) we ALL won in the end, because we felt healthier, fitter and more motivated!
Host Teambuilding Events: People who get to play together work better together! Host regular teambuilding events that give people the opportunity to work with others in fun, innovative ways. You can encourage your staff to volunteer as a team for charitable events to build camaraderie and contribute to a good cause. Consider taking field trips to parks or museums where you can get some exercise, interact with one another outside of the office, and have fun. You can also schedule interactive brown bag lunch events with in-house or outside experts who have valuable information to share.
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