Business Green Week: Day five - feel good Friday!

Wellbeing and productivity are closely linked. Happy employees, a happy workplace and an enjoyable environment are key to a great business.

As part of Business Green Week ‘feel-good Friday’ we have kept our fingers crossed for good weather, and planned some outdoor activities for everyone to have a laugh, some fresh air and exercise during their lunch break.

The aim of the game is simply to feel good and have fun - and that’s exactly what we planned! With games of badminton and boule on the green just outside our office, our team had the chance to let their hair down and unleash their competitive side too...

ecosurety Business Green Week feel good Friday

There are so many other ways in which businesses can help employees maintain or improve their mental health. For example we ran a mindfulness taster session earlier in the year and those of us that found it useful have enrolled on a course to take it further.

If outdoor games don’t suit your business, could you try something else? Here are some ideas from the Business Green Week team:

  • Run team building events
  • Organise a pub quiz
  • Host a fitness class, yoga or team game
  • Launch a gardening or allotment project
  • Enjoy a laughter workshop
  • Put on a sports day

What did we learn?

So what have we learnt from all our Business Green Week activities over the last five days? It is well worth making the effort to get involved, our team really enjoyed it and have an appetite to continue some of the activities beyond Business Green Week which is a fantastic result. We also learnt that although a few people were reluctant to turn the printers off on Wednesday, with enough warning we were able to successfully have a paperless office for the day. Even the smallest changes can sometimes feel daunting, but you’ll never see the impact until you try!

What did you think?

Have you participated in Business Green Week in your office before? If so, tell us how it went and what sorts of activities you planned. If you enjoyed reading about our little green journey over the past week we would love to hear your thoughts, please comment below!

Olivia Green

Key account manager

Olivia joined Ecosurety in October 2014 as a Graduate account specialist. Now, as a key account manager, her role involves working with our members to provide support across all aspects of the company.

Written by Olivia Green Published 17/06/2016 Topics Ecosurety

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