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Need A Break From Work? Maybe A Game Of Foosball Would Help

Ever thought of thinking outside the cubicle? Try this for a change – If you ever get tired of answering emails, are not able to formulate a new strategy for a project or are just not able to think something different, then get out of the cubicle space and step on the play space. We at CommonFloor believe that all sorts of creative new connections are made when one is playing. A game of Foosball, carrom, dart board helps the employees to recharge whenever they feel that the batteries are down.

The ‘CommonFloor Sports Challenge’ as we call it, kick started with the first ever challenge of carrom. Every month a challenge of a different sport is kept open for the employees ranging from indoor to outdoor. The recently held ‘Football Challenge’ saw 12 teams with employees from various functions coming together and fighting it out for the title. Such team activities are wonderful ways for employees to take their professional relationships to new levels, and discover new ways of working together.

So what has sport/game got to do with the world of work? Quite a bit actually.

These numerous sporting events turn into plusses for teamwork and motivation, boost creativity and productivity in people of all ages and also contribute to the development of the organization’s values/culture. And make no mistake, it engenders a more light-hearted atmosphere.

It is important to remember that our most important assets are our employees! We want our employees to enjoy their work environment, and to bring the best of themselves to their jobs every day. Encouraging our employees to participate in sport activities reaps substantial benefits of higher morale and team spirit!” – says Tony, senior HR manager at CommonFloor.

Even discussing about sports during leisure time at work fulfils a host of functions. Employees can bond with each other over a chat on the football game they had or about the all-important Wimbledon match. CommonFloor has a huge fan following of cricket and if it’s about the cricket World Cup, the craziness soars up to a new level.

When CommonFloor decided to host a special screening at the office of the high intense semi-final match, the event saw the thrilled employees come together even those who ordinarily profess no interest in cricket. Occasions like these not only provide an environment for social inclusion, but also breaks down hierarchical boundaries one may have in a department.

Think about this – When we play a game, we have a sense of urgency, the urge to go to the next level, the intense concentration and deep focus on tackling a problem. What if we take all those feelings from the game and apply them at our everyday work in the office? You bet every day is going to be an exciting day.

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