By Mr.Rajeev Gonsalves (Senior Director - Corporate Communication)
The country is evolving and adapting newer practices to stay healthy, keeping pace with the rest of the world. The recent social media 'fitness challenge' trend initiated by Union Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore to spread awareness around fitness drew a huge response. The entire fraternity, from the Hon'ble Prime Minister to cricketers, actors and influencers, came forward and posted their videos to encourage people to stay fit. India is witnessing a phenomenal sports and fitness revolution and corporates too, are riding the wave.
Lately, companies have started exploring multiple sporting options to create a healthy workplace environment and keep employees engaged through effective sports-driven team building initiatives. An increasing number of organizations are focusing on the well-being of their employees and attempting to channelize the energy of the young workforce in a positive direction. In certain situations where employees take time to fit into an environment, sports gives the right platform for them to be part of the group and fit in with confidence. Sport is a great ice-breaker!
Employee engagement is the emotional investment of an employee in the workplace. It is measured by their commitment to the workplace in terms of time, energy and talent and the level to which they are willing to commit in order to add value, and help advance the team and the organization as a whole. Sports as an engagement and team-building activity, push employees out of their comfort zone, without the work-related pressure that comes with the territory but with an element of fun.
This is when unique ideas are tabled, promoting brainstorming and enhancing the overall productivity of the team too. Sports might not help us solve business obstacles or contribute to corporate success directly, but it fosters a sense of unity and participation, creating a healthy competitive spirit amongst the employees, which is carried forth into professional activities too.Read More