Top of page Skip navigation

Table Tennis & Workplace Wellbeing

Date: 29 Nov 2017

The newest report from Table Tennis England (as part of their Loop at Work programme) looks at the positive impacts of playing table tennis in the working environment, including employee job satisfaction, workplace wellbeing, physical activity and general wellbeing.

table tennis paddle with laptop

Throughout the study employees played table tennis during their lunch breaks, this gave them a chance to take a ‘proper’ break from work, de-stress and unwind. It also allowed for staff to catch up with other colleagues.

Those that played table tennis during their lunch break reported better moods and increased wellbeing compared to those that did not. The research also states that those who regularly played table tennis experienced a higher job satisfaction and reported greater competence in the workplace.

The employees that played regular table tennis also felt much more connected to their colleagues than those who didn’t partake in the activity.

Click here for more information

Employee Feedback

"As a company BT puts the Health and Wellbeing of its employees extremely high on its list of priorities and at the Consumer Sales Call Centre in Truro we’re very pleased that our work in this area has been recognised by a gold award.  Initiatives that we’ve spearheaded as a result of our involvement in the scheme have included workshops to encourage healthy eating and stopping smoking as well as promoting the use of our on-site gym.   Working towards and achieving the Healthy Workplace Gold Award has been an extremely rewarding process.  The assessment process has provided us with a framework to recognise the actions and activities that are already in place as well as to identify areas in which additional activity could take place"- Tracey Camps, BT Consumer Sales Truro.

Communication

Establishing and using effective channels of communication that engage employees are a key component in promoting employee health.  Examples: Health Notice Boards, Team Briefings, Internet/Intranet, Email, Wage Packet Inserts, Staff Surveys. 

Workplace Log In

Register