From April 14th and 24th, 48 LotusWorkers took part in a 10-Day Fitness Challenge. The aim of the challenge was to encourage LotusWorks teams to take part in 30 minutes of exercise daily over a 10-day period.
The initiative helped employees focus on their own physical and mental wellbeing and created a virtual team environment where participants felt connected to colleagues and supported and encouraged each other through the ten days of exercise.
May 1st was Workplace Wellbeing Day and it never been so important for employers to offer their staff with wellbeing support. A successful workplace wellbeing programme begins with improved employee health, which leads to increased retention levels and higher levels of both engagement and productivity.
Commenting on the fitness challenge, HR Director Mark Butler said: “It’s so important to stay connected and look after our own physical and mental wellbeing especially during this unprecedented time. Many of our teams are working remotely with limited daily social interactions Our teams united virtually over the ten days of the challenge, motivating each other, keeping active and most importantly having some fun.”
During the 10-day challenge over 14,000 minutes of exercise was completed by the 48 participating LotusWorkers from teams across Ireland and the USA.
“At LotusWorks, our people are at the heart of our business and we care about investing in them, their health and making sure they are happy as part of the team,” Mark added.
Winners included LotusWorker James McNamee, based in New York, USA, LotusWorker Noel Slattery, based in Kildare and the team in Dundalk also won the prize for most active site.