One of the best corporate wellness activities ever initiated, with the greatest engagement level, occurred a few years ago. I joined my fellow colleagues in the corporate boardroom for a 3pm stretch session. It was all of 15 minutes to a Richard Simmons Video (LINK and SOURCE: Richard Simmons leads Fun Stretches for Desk Workers https://youtu.be/iD6NDkGYmPw via @YouTube). We all showed up, we all laughed our heads off, we all participated in the stretches, mimicked Richard Simmons, and we all went back to our desks happier and ready to get back to work. Here are words to describe the experience: workplace satisfaction; positive mood; and simply team fun!
And so, here are some steps to creating an Active Corporate Workplace - Create Challenges and/ or an Opportunity for Engagement!
1. Recruit a Health & Wellness Committee
2. Create the Corporate Challenge or Activity
Decide if the challenge is between the individual employees or a team of employees to compete.
Define the category for the challenge for example:
Pick the challenge and get ready to compete for bragging rights!
3. Incent for Participation
Encourage participation throughout entire organization. There are no limits to who can be involved, so be inclusive. Incent for participation
4. Reward for Effort and Success
5. Have FUN and Create Another Challenge
Do not stop at one challenge, plan for the year! Reap the positive benefits associated with employee engagement.
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Long weekends are something that many people look forward to throughout the year. It’s the gift of an extra day to do with as you please: celebrate the holiday with your family and friends, get out of town, stay up late and sleep in, or binge-watch your favourite show. And most likely indulge a little (or a lot).
But when the weekend is over and it’s back to reality,
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