Company sports: The easy way to increase employee satisfaction

by Verena Kalb
Employee satisfaction

Why employee satisfaction is essential

In our current competitive job market, all companies aspire to increase and maintain employee satisfaction at a high level. But what actually indicates a satisfied employee? It’s someone who wakes up in the morning and looks forward to going to work. They feel comfortable in their workplace, enjoy what they do, love working alongside their colleagues and go home after work feeling fulfilled. This is the ideal image that every company hopes their employees experience – because they’re invaluable to the company.

Employee satisfaction, however, doesn’t just depend on the right salary, working hours or workload, but on a great working atmosphere. Honesty and respect among colleagues plays an important role as to how valued the employee feels by their employer. One of the first steps an employer can take to increase the satisfaction of their team is to focus on physical wellbeing. This includes nutrition like healthy snacks, holidays and company sports offers. The challenge is to meet the different interests of all employees with as little cost as possible and thus ensure long-term job satisfaction.

The challenge is to meet the different interests of all employees with as little cost as possible and thus ensure long-term job satisfaction.

Positive effects of employee satisfaction

Numerous start-ups and young companies are leading by example by focusing on the health and fitness of their employees and staying committed to ensuring a great work/life balance. Companies recognise that employee satisfaction also significantly strengthens employee loyalty to the company and that healthy and active employees take fewer sick days, have more energy, are more efficient and make better team players. Satisfied employees whose health is supplemented by their employer are significantly more committed and motivated within their role. This in turn benefits the company itself.

Satisfied employees whose health is supplemented by their employer are significantly more committed and motivated within their role. This in turn benefits the company itself.

Happier employees through company sports

Giving balance to stressful everyday working life is becoming increasingly vital as companies realise that the more active their employees, the more satisfied they are.

Positive effects of company sports on employee satisfaction

  • Positive physical and mental impact
  • Improved self-esteem
  • Balance
  • Teambuilding
  • Fewer sick days

Corporate sports is a simple way to increase employee satisfaction. It not only has a positive effect on the employees physical and mental wellbeing, but it shows that the company cares about their health. Company sports can help reduce the stress level of your team by allowing them an outlet to manage pressure and thus creating a balance between the work environment and personal everyday life. Just make sure you choose a sports programme that’s flexible and offers various options in order to meet the unique needs of each and every employee.


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