4. Pump up productivity
4. Pump up productivity
Pro Athlete's in-house batting cage
Helping employees stay fit will also help you to gain more productive hours per employee. Scott Hedrick, CEO of Pro Athlete, a retailer of baseball equipment in Kansas City, offers his 95 employees a company gym, batting cage, pool, and basketball court. The tab was about $350,000 -- on top of the cost of an onsite trainer -- but, Hedrick says, "I don't look at it that way." There's virtually no absenteeism or turnover at the company, founded in 1987.

By Verne Harnish, contributor @FortuneMagazine - Last updated March 20 2012: 5:35 AM ET
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