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ActivityMix Challenges Edinburgh’s Businesses To Improve Productivity Through Sport

Posted: 18th March 2015


ActivityMix, the active employee engagement company, is today encouraging Edinburgh’s businesses to ‘take their marks’ as it launches its services to the corporate sector, challenging them to drive dynamic leadership through sports participation.

The inter-company sporting events and tailored staff engagement programmes offered by the firm aim to build more productive businesses by establishing a strategic framework for better communication, respect, leadership, achievement, engagement and enjoyment in a corporate environment, long-term.

Rick Johnston, Founder of ActivityMix comments: “Having shaped many success stories in Aberdeen, it was a natural progression for us to adapt our unique offering for another city. According to the Centre for International Competitiveness, Edinburgh is a perfect fit – being the most competitive large city in the UK.

At ActivityMix, we have come to recognise the importance of putting people first in an organisation. Where employees were previously driven by bonuses and benefits, we are now witnessing a shift in what motivates and engages the workforce. Individuals now have an increased desire to improve themselves and take control of their own direction. Sport is a great vehicle to do this, while also driving employee engagement, motivation, reward, staff retention and increasing development.”

Jules Lancastle, fellow founder of ActivityMix continues: “As we scratch the surface, many organisations are realising that inter-company events are also becoming a key tool for the identification of potential business leaders of the future. Others are joining such initiatives for a range of reasons; to increase communication among different employee groups, as a tool to break down hierarchical barriers, a strategy for the retention of staff and even as a positive brand building exercise.

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