There’s nothing to bring all of us together like good sports games. Sport is a great connecting fiber across communities, from the International Cup like Euro 2020, which brought all of us together this summer to North and South Korea in the Winter Olympics. It’s also a great way to build friendship, enhance your health, and enjoy. And what better way than an office sports day to bring into your workplace?
It helps your team to become more acquainted with one another.
Many businesses perform team-building exercises once a year at a corporate away day and then forget about them for the rest of the year. However, it is critical to ensure that your staff has continuous opportunities to maintain and strengthen their relationships, therefore making your workplace atmosphere more friendly and harmonious.
And what better way for your team to get to know one another than through an office sports day? It’s a fantastic chance for employees to get away from their workstations, alter their perspectives, and create more personal relationships.
Office sports days are also a great opportunity to greet new team members in a fun and relaxed setting. It may be intimidating to join a new firm, especially one with more than 50 workers — how do you remember everyone’s name, for starters?!
Sports day is an opportunity to break down business barriers and let your individuality shine.
And the possibilities for connection stretch far beyond the day itself. If you want to get competitive, consider gathering interested team members to practice with you or spending your break looking for sports day game ideas.
It promotes some healthy competitiveness.
At school sports day, ‘competition’ most likely meant someone in the year above sprinting faster than you in the 400m and then mocking you afterward in the changing room.
Fortunately, we’ve all matured (a little) since then and can now see that a little friendly rivalry may be a good and motivating addition to the workplace.
For many people who work in sales, competition is a part of their daily life, so office sports day is a fantastic way to bring the that competitive spirit out onto the playing field.
And for those who don’t have much of a chance to be competitive at work, it’s a chance to discover an ambitious side you didn’t know you possessed. You’ll be giving motivational speeches to your squad on the sidelines and hoisting the trophy before you know it…
It improves productivity and concentration.
Regular exercise has been scientifically proved to help you concentrate better and for longer periods. According to research published in Harvard Men’s Health Watch, regular moderate-intensity exercise activates brain areas involved in memory function to release a substance known as BDNF or brain-derived neurotrophic factor.
This natural chemical enhances the functioning of brain cells in your memory circuits, resulting in improved memory, attention, and productivity.
Aside from the cognitive benefits, regular exercise provides a variety of bodily benefits such as increased energy, less stress, and a healthier heart. These advantages extend well beyond the pitch, as well as far beyond your office hours. What do you have to lose?
It provides an opportunity to try out new talents (or build on existing ones)
Maybe you’ve always wanted to join a volleyball team but haven’t had the guts to do so. Or perhaps you’ve always sat on the sidelines of the sports track, wanting to participate but unsure how?
A workplace sports day is an excellent opportunity to try out all of the sports that you’ve always wanted to attempt but have been put off by your lack of expertise.
Sure, some colleagues will have played particular sports for years or are exceptional athletes; for them, office sports day is an excellent opportunity to hone their coaching and leadership abilities in such sports.
However, it also offers a humorous and comfortable setting in which to attempt something completely new, such as playing volleyball or throwing a javelin.
Why not try introducing some new and exciting sports day games to your team? You’ll all be in the same boat this way. Check out this Think Productive post for some…ahem… out-of-the-box ideas.
It adds a sense of enjoyment to your business atmosphere.
There isn’t a single workplace in the world that wouldn’t benefit from a little fun now and then, and an office sports day is an excellent way to bring everyone together, get them smiling, and guarantee they return to their desks feeling happy and rejuvenated.
It’s also extremely simple to become accustomed to seeing your coworkers in the same way, whether across your desk or at a table in a boardroom. Changing the way your team communicates may give it fresh energy and revitalize professional connections.