Sweden’s Latest Craze: Mandatory Exercise At Work
Mandatory Exercise for Employees
“If you don’t want to exercise or be a part of the company culture, you have to go.” says Henrik Bunge, chief executive of Bjorn Borg.
Some Swedish companies are now making on-the-job exercise compulsory and employees are expected to exercise during the weekday.
The aims of such policies are meant to boost productivity and profitability while fostering camaraderie in the work force. Additionally, they bring together all the departments of a company which allows employees to put their work responsibilities aside and get to know each other on an equal footing.
Swedes are known to lead healthy outdoorsy lifestyles. According to a 2014 Eurobarometer poll, Swedes exercise the most among other European countries. 70 per cent of Swedes exercised once a week, and 51 per cent exercise two to three times a week. Swedes also generally see being in shape as a duty to oneself and society
Read more here: “Mandatory exercise at the office, Sweden’s latest craze”
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