Happy employees mean productive businesses

Teambuilding at the bowling alley

Anyone who's ever played a game of team bowling knows it's good for the soul - there's just something about knocking down those pins that makes you happy! And if you're considering hosting your next corporate party at an AMF bowling alley, we have some news that could make you even happier.

Bowling with your employees as a reward could actually benefit your business in productivity, profits and overall success - how's that for sweet?

A recent study from the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom has found that happy employees may be up to 12 per cent more productive than their unhappy counterparts.

The findings were uncovered by researchers Andrew J. Oswald, Eugenio Proto and Daniel Sgroi, in a series of experiments with over 700 individuals that aimed to discover the relationship between productivity and happiness.

To measure the relationship, individuals were offered 'happiness' in the form of rewards such as chocolate or watching a funny comedy show. The individuals who were offered the treats displayed an average 12 per cent greater productivity, whilst unhappiness was associated with lower productivity.

It makes sense that happy individuals will be more likely to respond with higher levels of motivation and productivity at work, which could mean businesses who go out of their way to ensure their employees are happy reap the benefits in a corporate environment.

There's nothing to suggest there's a limit to the items that provide employees with happiness, so why not pick an activity everyone enjoys so you too can boost your levels of productivity in the workplace?

A corporate party at an AMF bowling alley is the perfect way to reward your employees, cultivate happiness, and potentially boost business as a result. On top of this, it's always fun to enjoy some quality time outside the office with your colleagues!