It is important for an employer to make sure that the employees that work together stay healthy and have ways to interact. Healthy employees will likely be more productive and workers that have more interaction than just production will likely enjoy sharing time together.
One good way to engage employees on both of these levels is to offer up some kind of opportunities for healthy interaction at work. By appointing one member of the staff to implement the program, requiring a small amount of their time you can organize different programs that can take place during lunch or at a break time. This type of interaction may be exciting to many of the staff that get little time outside of work for such activities.
these activities can include outdoor activities such as short walks. An organized class like yoga or other healthy body activities is also an option. Many companies choose to organize events like this for outside of work. An example of a good after work event is to organize a softball team or other sports team. There are many cities that have already established leagues and even the smallest companies can come up with players to form a team. If your company is not big enough to fill an entire team or class (from the earlier example) consider joining with another company to make it possible. If there isn’t a league already started in your area consider getting it going. Sometimes the city already has fields that are maintained and ready to be used.
Creating a healthy, interactive workforce is good for everyone. The company can enjoy better productivity and a more engaged staff.