Workers in need of more excitement on company away-days

More than a third (36%) of all UK office workers said they would actually consider skydiving as an alternative to a traditional office away-day.

Despite corporate team building being on the rise, a new study by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) has revealed that more than one in three (35%) office workers in the UK find their work away-days boring – with more than a third (37%) actually dreading them.
The poll of 2,000 UK office workers also found that more than one in nine (12%) find company away-days stressful because it’s a day out of the office.
Meanwhile, more than two-fifths (42%) of employees said they thought doing something more unusual would make a good company away-day and 40% cited wanting to do something exciting.
More than a third (36%) of all UK office workers said they would actually consider skydiving as an alternative to a traditional office away-day.
Events project manager at the BHF, which offers tandem skydiving experiences as a means of fundraising, Beck Bayram, said: “Skydiving is a fantastic way to do something unforgettable to raise essential funds to help BHF continue its vital research, which could create a better life for so many. Not only will it be the thrill of a lifetime, but you will be helping to save lives too.”
The training and skydive is completed on the same day and is available at 20 drop locations across Scotland, England and Wales.bhf-logo
If skydivers – otherwise dubbed ‘Heart Flyers’ – and their colleagues raise more than £400 each in fundraising, they are all entitled to jump for free.
Heart Flyers are harnessed to a professional British Parachute Association instructor and leave the plane at over 10,000ft and freefall at around 120mph for 45-50 seconds.
 “Last year Heart Flyers raised over £150,000 towards research and this year we are challenging the nation to beat this target,” says Bayram.
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