A recent study has suggested that experience of playing team sports have a direct relation with professional success at workplace. Just like in a football team, a centre-forward has a specific role to play; similarly an office manager has a specific role to fulfill.
An office environment is similar to a game field. So much talent gets accumulated at one place in both scenarios. If this much talent goes mismanaged, the environment can heat up and will form a big mess. Setting up an office sports team help team members excel at their team roles along with these following benefits.
1. Raise morale within the team
A sport teaches teamwork and helps in improving coordination between the team members. Competing for a common goal with a host of other players teaches that the en route to winning is effective communication and how to build collective team strategies. This will be very helpful in life when encountering problems at a workplace or in a project.
Winning during a company match with your own colleagues triggers positive vibes within the team. This boosts the morale and coordination of your work team at the office too.
2. Daily dose of exercise is great for the body
Not everybody in the office has time to hit the gym. For those employees who are trying to lose a little weight or improve their fitness, joining an office sports team is the perfect. Taking part in sports during office provides them with a chance to partake in regular cardiovascular exercise.
Cardio exercises like taking part in sports keeps major problems and diseases like heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, and cholesterol at bay. They also push up the metabolic mechanism. A fast metabolism helps in losing more weight. This can keep obesity from entering your office.
3. Lower down the stress levels
Participating in sports can reduce stress levels and increasing feelings of physical and mental well-being. Now a day’s people feel simply too busy or too stressed to participate in any type of solitary sports activity. But engaging in an organized activity like team sport can provide much needed stress-relieving benefits.
All employees feel burdened up or pressured due to their office work. This increases their stress level and most of the problems like hypertension or heart attacks are end results of stress. Doing physical activity of any kind releases endorphins in your brain, which are the happiness hormones. They lower down the stress triggering hormone level in your blood. Playing a sport in a team, can be fun and an escape from stress filled office environment.
4. Hike up concentration levels
It is important to remain concentrated, focused and sharp when playing any sport, especially team sports, as to not let your team down. Same goes with your workplace team. A Harvard study done in 2013 paralleled an office place with a sport team. The study suggested that sports can improve concentration, memory and general performance at work.
The study discovered that doing a daily exercise like playing sports can stop “brain fog”. Playing sports triggers brain regions, which are involved in memory function to release a chemical called brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF). BDNF rewires memory circuits of a person, so they work better at their workplace.