1-month salary as bonus, Rs 10L lucky draw: Indian unicorn urged employees to stay fit amid COVID pandemic
Kamath shared the results of the health programme that was introduced to improve the fitness of employees while working from home amid Covid-19 pandemic.
With the prolonged 'Work From Home' culture and long working hours taking a toll on employees' health amid the Covid-19 pandemic, Indian unicorn Zerodha Broking Limited took to Twitter to share surprising results of its initiative to improve its employees' health amid the pandemic.
Nitin Kamath, the co-founder of one of the largest Indian stock market broker revealed how he lured his employees with cash incentives to make them fit as they work from home for months now.
Revealing his mantra on Twitter, Kamath shared the results of the health programme that was introduced to improve the fitness of employees, who were gripped with health concerns due to lack of physical activity and work-life balance amid the pandemic.
“Post the first lockdown, like everywhere, our team @zerodhaonlineas a whole was probably the unhealthiest ever, due to the lack of physical activity, work-life imbalance, bad diet, & more. We thought of a way to nudge the team to get healthy and the results are phenomenal,” he said.
Kamath urged all Zerodha employees to set a 12-month get-healthy goal and update the progress every month to create accountability.
He offered a one-month salary as a bonus to increase participation and the firm also announced a lucky bonus for a winner who will be awarded Rs 10 lakh.
“On our internal forum (@discourse), we asked everyone to set a 12-month get-healthy goal & update the progress every month, to create accountability. To increase participation, we said everyone who reaches the goal will get a 1-month salary as bonus & 1 lucky draw for Rs 10lks,” he said.
After 12 months, the results were apparently phenomenal, Zerodha’s co-founder said on Twitter. “The transformation stories are super inspiring & pushing others to take action as well. We also have proof that getting healthy improves professional performance as well. Our Get Healthy program will now run permanently. Sharing to seed the idea among fellow entrepreneurs,” Kamath said on the microblogging platform.
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