Adventure And Employee Satisfaction

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Employee satisfaction is one of the keystones in today’s world for any organization which wish to grow at a steady rate and retain its key talent. Predicting who is going to leave the organization is especially not useful in itself. There are more important questions to be asked. Why are employees leaving? Which employees are leaving? Under what circumstances are they mostly like to leave? What actions can management take to reduce the loss of valued employees? In today’s fast paced world burnout is considered to be the most obvious reason. Employees who have burned out on the job or have negative attitude can adversely affect their co-workers. So how can organizations deal with this factor? Can adventure help improve better work-life balance and reduce stress and burnout?
Human psychologists will agree that human mind get refreshed when put in some challenging situation and can result in productivity gain. Adventure activities can fulfill this gap. It can also help in great team building as many minds will be meeting in informal environment. And it will help in reducing stress.
Most of the adventure allows having sense of achievement either in form of crossing a river or climbing mountain and hunting for the ultimate game. Adventure travel outdoors is one of the greatest ways to help employees relieve everyday stress. You might be surprised at what you find, when you start looking for places to escape near where you live. When we live busy lives we may not be aware of National Parks surrounding us. Organizations do not need to spend huge sums of money for this. Maybe providing an extra day or two off so that employees have more time to relax, decompress, and let go of stress and anxiety, and return to work more peaceful and productive minds. Engaging in adventure sports such as rafting, trekking or climbing eliminates stress-causing adrenaline that contributes to anxiety or anxious states. This type of activity increases levels of adrenaline, endorphins and neurotransmitters, which instill a positive mood within people by decreasing tension and allowing them to loosen up.
Individuals suffering from stress find that participating in activities, such as adventure sports, makes individuals with low self-esteem feel better about themselves. People contribute individual talents and skills to a group accomplishment, which allows for a greater sense of self-worth. This feeling helps contribute to stress relief by focusing on a person’s positive accomplishments within the game. People often set personal goals for games, such as how many points they will score or shots they will block. Reaching these goals fills a player with pride, which creates an emotional relief from anxiety and stress. In addition, participating in adventure sports on a regular basis allows individuals to stay in shape and feel physically fit, which adds to a person’s positive outlook. This will help all employees to regain their morale and find out solutions to problems they have been facing at their work.

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