On Saturday June 25 Jen Granner, Mike Thoemke, Josie Schwake and myself participated in Team Ortho’s 5K Commando Run. The fun included 13 different grueling obstacles throughout the race which pushed you to the limits mentally and physically, a few of the obstacles involved running through deep waters, jumping over burning logs, climbing over bales of hay and navigating up and down the slippery slopes. After finishing the adventurous race, runners rehydrate and replenished their nutrients with beer and hotdogs. Now that’s a Race!
We not only increased our physical fitness and enjoyed in a delicious post-race beer and hotdog; we also gained more enduring benefits. The positive attitudes and teamwork we partook in directly correlates to what a successful business is built around and we find it is extremely effective to foster it through physical fitness.
Physical fitness is known to raise your endorphins which gives your body a natural good feeling and releases stress. Employees who are less stressed and have a positive attitude will directly result in an increase in productivity. Employees with a positive attitude tend to represent a company better, utilize company work time more effectively and have a happier home life.
Effective teamwork will result in an effective and efficient business. Team building activities will replace the common use of “I” with “Us”. This will enforce the team to look out for one another, bring the best out of each other and do whatever it takes for the “team” to succeed.
With team building events such as the Commando Run your company has everything to gain and nothing to lose. Does your business participate in team building activities? If so; what type of activities?