While it’s a proven fact that athletic teams develop some of the strongest bonds between one another, the same can be said about Corporate Sports League teams. Other than getting stronger and enjoying being outdoors, or indoors, with your coworkers, there are an array of benefits that comes from participating in corporate sports league events. Before we get into, here are some general benefits of participating in sports:
• Many sports require memorization, learning, and repetition – and this mixture can positively affect your work habits and make you even more productive in the office.
• Bettering your health. Even if you do a light amount of exercise that’s required for sports, it can lead to a healthier life.
• Higher self-esteem. This is needed no matter what, the higher your self-esteem the less self-doubt you’re are going to have during your daily activities.
• Reduce stress. Getting your negative energy out while playing a sport can make you a happier person overall.
While these generalise benefits of sports partition are amazing, its kind of shocking when the realisation sets in that only 16 percent of companies and corporate offices offer a corporate spot for their employees, especially considering that the benefits can be applied to everyone from the employee to the CEO. However, employees should know that if they are interested in reaping the benefits of playing sports with their coworkers, then they should bring the idea up with the boss, or they can just start their own sports team if they have enough coworkers who are interested.
Benefits to Company Led Sports Leagues
The biggest known benefits to participating in a company led sports league is the bond that it can create between coworkers. Since sports require each player to be an active part of the team, and to stand by their teammate’s side – that bond can be transferable to the office. Once everyone on the team finds a harmony that leads to them winning, it motivates them to keep that same harmony, so they can “win” while in the office. Plus, this can lead to more productivity during the workday that’s definitely going to make the upper heads happier and supportive of the teams.
Another benefit that was mentioned before was reduced stress. Playing any sport is known to reduce stress, but at the same time, it can reduce any tension someone might feel towards another coworker. Since the team has to work together for the benefit of winning and the company, the players/coworkers are going to have to give up their issues with one another to accomplish this task. Moreover, after a while, those two coworkers who had tension between them will probably start becoming closer in the office environment as well. Going on, having a group stress relief can calm all area of the office and actually give each employee something to low forwards to on a daily basis.
Other than stress relief, another benefit that can be reaped are the networking opportunities employees are given while participating in these corporate-led sports. Since they employees are in a relaxed and casual environment, they feel less pressure to be formal when meeting people from other corporations, or even while mingling with one another – thus creating more interpersonal relations to be formed between the employees.
There are more benefits that can come from corporate lead sports leagues – however, the best way to get to know these benefits is to actually form one yourself and start seeing the overall improvement!