Corporate wellness insights

Wellness Challenges Promote Employee Engagement

Posted by Matthew on 03.29.2017

wellness challenges bridgeWe’ve always been big proponents of team-based wellness challenges. Whether you’re encouraging employees to eat better, be more active, or even practice mindfulness, they’re a great way to encourage positive behavior change.

Today, we’re taking a look at how team-based challenges benefit the entire company, not just individuals. Wellness challenges do several things for the company at large:

Reinforce Your Corporate Culture

Team challenges bring life to each company’s unique corporate culture and employer brand, which is essential for any business. It increases engagement and contributes to employee retention.

Wellness challenges are also great for promoting your culture early in the employee experience. Challenges immerse new hires in an organization’s culture starting on their first day on the job, promoting an immediate sense of camaraderie.

Break Down Barriers

Team wellness challenges break down organizational silos by allowing healthy competition and teamwork across the organization. A flatter, more leveled playing field fosters stronger collaboration, better alignment of priorities, shorter decision cycles, and higher employee engagement.

Unify Your Entire Workforce

Employees who participate in team challenges are more likely to bond, develop loyalty towards one another, and work together better. Challenges simply give employees an excuse to interact and get to know one another. The result is not only a healthier workplace, but one with enhanced interactivity and comradeship.

What’s Next?

Wellness challenges help employers engage entire populations—not just individuals. If you’d like to learn more about how WCS can manage a successful challenge for your company, contact us. We’ll be happy to help.