Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Corporate Fitness: Are Your Staff Under - Performing? by Anders N W Lindgreen

Top 5 Money Generating Reasons Why Your Company Would Benefit From a Corporate Wellness Program.

1. Connect Individuals.

Forge Teams! An all-star football team is not world class because the players are all individual top performers, no, it's because they work well together to compliment each other's strengths and weaknesses. As the saying goes; "There is no I in TEAM". And your company should be no different. A Corporate Fitness Program will not only teach your team how to handle physically and psychologically demanding tasks on their own but as a solid unit as well.

2. Increase Staff Health & Retention

It is common knowledge that it's cheaper to retain both staff and customers, than it is to find new people all the time. If you are not aware of the staff health in your company, you may be unaware of the dangers threatening your staff retention over the short and the long-term. Don't expect that everyone can cope with stress as well as you do nor that they will be completely honest about how they feel. Corporate Wellness Programs are designed to work on both their body and their mind.

3. Improve Work Performances

In a hypothetical situation, how would you perform if you didn't feel at home in your workplace, were tired all the time, couldn't cope well with stress and so forth. How would it affect your performance at work and in all other parts of your life? Now imagine what effect that would have on your business ............ leaving your staff health and wellbeing to chance has a significant impact on your business bottom line!

4. Strengthen Your Brand

Wherever you go, you are representing your brand, and so does your staff. Are you and them everything you want your company to portray? Can you honestly say that most people working with you are the spitting image of what you are trying to achieve in business? If you are not, it may be indirectly damaging your brand. A Corporate Fitness Program is aimed to forge a team representing your company's core values in everything they do, and not because they have to, but because it comes natural to them.

5. Build Company Morale, Loyalty and Responsibility

When you pay attention to your staff's health and wellness you are not only looking after the success and annual turnover of your business, but you are also building morale, loyalty and responsibility into your team. What goes around comes around.

Before undertaking any Corporate Fitness Program you should do some research, but don't use it as an excuse to procrastinate. A reputable company should have proof of previous achievements, ways to measure improvements and estimate the return on your investment and a money-back guarantee for good measure.