When I first saw a ping pong table in our office I didn’t think it was a good idea. I wondered why anyone would think of bringing sports in the middle of work. Just like everyone else, it thought that this would be a big distraction from the main function of the business which should be work. With time, I have found the perfect ping pong table for our office activities. I have come to realize that a ping pong table is one of the most important assets that any workplace can own.
Advantages of a ping pong table at workplace
Relax the office atmosphere
Sometimes working throughout the day in the office can be very exhausting. You need some time to relax and forget about the tension caused by the work environment. There is no better way to relax the office environment than playing a game before resuming work. This is a good way to raise the spirit of workers, ease tension and also promote friendliness between the workers.
Competitiveness, hard work, and motivation
Ping pong is a competitive game because players are playing against each other. This is the kind of competitiveness that a workplace needs to keep them motivated. Sometimes the workers need to be awakened to the need for competitive and motivation for hard work. Just like the workers put in competitiveness in the game of ping pong, they will translate this energy to the workplace.
Of course, the aim of the game is to bring out positive competitiveness and motivation. You don’t want a scenario where the employees are almost fighting each other. The competitiveness brought out by this game is the positive kind.
Good for the brain and also a little distraction
People who work in busy and demanding sectors know the importance of a little distraction away from work. Sometimes you work on the computer for long hours, and you need to a little distraction to help you go back to work. A game of ten minutes will give you the needed distraction, and you will go back to work ready for the job ahead.
This is also an important game to maintain a healthy brain. When playing ping pong, you learn techniques like alertness, concentration and others. These are important skills that are useful in any office work and are necessary to keep you motivated and efficient in any other types of office work.