Encouraging your employees to substitute driving to work with biking to work has numerous benefits for everybody involved. As an employer, your goal is to supply your team with a rewarding environment that promotes the best possible work conditions.
Adding bike racks to the outside of your office building and outlining the advantages of commuting to work by bike provides your staff with the information needed to make an educated decision on how they can best help themselves and the company they work for. Make the transition easy by providing your staff with safely located outdoor bike racks allowing secure storage without interrupting the workplace.
The most obvious benefit surrounds your employees’ health. If they ditch their car for a trusty bicycle, getting 30 minutes of exercise, 5 times a week won’t be a problem. Not only will your employees’ physical activity increase, but you will most likely see a rise in their energy levels, which should translate into a more productive work day. A boost in exercise can also result in less sick days taken due to your team living a healthier lifestyle.
When you first approach the topic of biking to work with your employees, ask them to estimate how much they spend a month on gas. Once they’ve calculated the expense, ask them how much they would save if they were to minus their drive to and from the office.
While the monthly amount may not seem overwhelming, the money they can potentially save in a year will probably have them rethinking their daily commute. Another financial benefit that comes with a daily bike commute is that employees may not need to spend as much on gym memberships , or do away with them all together.
A Time Saver
While people often believe driving back and forth from work saves them time, riding their bike could make some commutes much shorter. Stop and go traffic often makes driving a long and drawn out process that places additional stress on your employees. Biking can decrease your staff’s commute and help eliminate unneeded stresses from their lives. An employee that starts their day with less tension has an easier time focusing on their daily tasks which means their assignments will get done at a speedier rate. Many cities have well-kept bike trails that allow for more direct paths than traditional roads. A little research on your local parks and rec website could help you find a logistical time saver- with some fresh air to boot!
Lessening the carbon footprint your business leaves can be accomplished in a number of ways. For one, you can invest in eco-friendly furniture while reducing your energy consumption by installing energy efficient windows and lighting fixtures. However, including your employees in the fight to save the environment is also important. By placing a number of bike racks outside your office building, you’re sending an essential message to your staff and your clientele that promotes taking responsibility for the way we treat the world we live on.
If you’re looking for ways to encourage your employees to transition from driving to biking, adding bike racks to the outside of your business is a great first step. To view our inventory of bike racks, please contact us today.