THE NEW WORKPLACE
With the Covid-19 pandemic having permanently changed the way we look at the workplace, it offers an opportunity for change. The days of employees being expected to grind away behind the desk are gone. The modern-day workplace thinks of an employee’s wellbeing, as well as their output. This has lead to number of new phenomena. Workplace yoga. Office dogs. Even whole floors dedicated to a positive work environment. So where do GSS golf simulators fit into this new age of employee welfare?
According to Wellable “While commonly thought of the aesthetic of being fit, physical well-being actually encompasses the smooth running of all physical bodily functions. This includes the skeletomuscular system as in the case of fitness, but also the digestive, circulatory, and other systems. Physical wellness is arguably the easiest dimension to promote in employee wellness programs due to its ubiquity and people’s familiarity to the concept. Initiatives addressing anything from exercising to nutrition to sleep fall under the umbrella of physical wellness.”. Golf Simulators aren’t going to address your employee’s diets or sleep but playing golf can result in the release of endorphins, improved physical wellbeing and even the mental satisfaction of improving at a complex task. Golf is hard, which forces players to switch off and focus on the game and the game alone.
Emotional and Mental Wellbeing
Mental health and emotional wellbeing is a factor in the spotlight since the isolation periods imposed by lockdowns 1 and 2. The WHO defines mental health as “a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.” Companies have a number of different tools in the toolbox to combat mental health issues. One of these is offering employees an outlet to connect. By playing golf in a simulator with their co-workers, they not only relax but also develop strong relationships in the workplace. This lends itself to conversations when people are struggling!
Normally when discussing environmental wellness, you discuss climate change. In this context though, the working environment is in question. One of the new norms, post Covid, is the work from home trend. Making the working environment an attractive prospect now needs to be considered in order to tempt people back into the office. What better way to tempt your employees back than with the chance to conduct meetings from golf course, on the regular? The saying business is done on the golf course, can now be changed. Business can be done, in the simulator.
Alex from Golf Swing Systems discussed employee welfare among other topics on the Truevo Talks Podcast recently. To catch up with the episode click here.
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