Employee exercise programs may increase productivity
A small reduction in work hours that allows for an employee exercise program may be beneficial to a company’s bottom line, suggests a Swedish study published in the August issue of the Journal of Occupational Medicine.
As part of the study, employees at a large public dental health organization in Sweden were separated into three groups. One group was required to participate in 2.5 hours of exercise per week, conducted during normal working hours; a second group was assigned reduced hours without mandatory exercise; and a third group worked normal hours with no required exercise.
Researchers found that employees who were assigned to the mandatory exercise program self- reported significant increases in productivity and had fewer work absences related to illness. Productivity seemed to step from higher output during working hours and fewer missed workdays.
Info from: The Institute of Work Comp Professionals October newsletter
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