The cheapest way to get to work is on foot. How can an employer make a walk to work an attractive proposition for staff members? Particularly for those who live close by.
“Creating a culture of walking is a case of removing all possible barriers from the equation.”
Walking home from work on a sunny summer’s evening is great. Everyone should experience this as regularly as possible. How can we make walking a habit which is more than just the odd walk to work day.
Yet, battling rain, wind, and snow in the middle of winter isn’t as attractive. How can companies make it as attractive as possible for staff to run the gauntlet? Particularly with the threat of unpredictable weather?
Wrap Up For The Walk:
Walking to and from work can be cold and wet. Simply distributing hats and gloves to staff who walk can make a massive difference.
If you want to step things up a level you can provide stocks of rain jackets as well as waterproof trousers. This makes sure that your staff will be prepared to brave the elements regardless of the weather.
Walking may not be as intensive as cycling. Provide changing rooms for employees to refresh before beginning the workday.
Arriving to work with something as simple as wet socks can be a real deterrent for staff. Imagine experiencing the full force of the elements. Arriving at work dripping from head to toe is a nightmare. On days like this changing rooms are a necessity.
“A game changer for staff is having space where they can dry off and get ready for the day ahead.”
This may be as simple as putting a bench in the toilets, or even changing the signs from toilet to changing room. For those willing to invest, multi-purpose changing facilities can benefit all staff members.
Amenities like towels in changing rooms remove extra stress from your employees’ lives.
The availability of lockers can make all the difference for your daily walkers. Give employees piece of mind by ensuring they have lockers. Providing space to store fresh clothes means they don’t have to worry about sitting in discomfort all day.
Looking to encourage cycling or running, check out our handy guides.
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