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How Sustainable Is Your Corporate Wellness Program?

Ask any senior manager what are the key attributes they look for in an effective team member and the chances are reliability and consistency will be up there. But while most of us manage to be predictably excellent in the workplace, there are other parts of our lives where we are far less consistent.

Health and fitness is, of course, one of these areas. The road to fitness is littered with discarded gym memberships, deleted apps and unused trackers. The sad truth is that most companies operating in this area simply don’t care if you fall off the wagon. Why else would your gym insist on a 12­ month contract. You’ve bought their product, they’ve taken your money, and the rest is up to you. No wonder people give up.

Sadly, many existing corporate wellness programs suffer the same fate. Competitor programs tracking activity and sleep at a group level have shown high drop off rates – as much as 50% after 6 months in some cases.

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Inspiring Behavior Change at the Group Level

If you’re managing a team, company or organization, you – like many other team leaders and HR professionals – are likely trying to inspire healthier behaviors within your group. Increasingly, we see companies investing in healthier food options, organizing lunch-hour walks and subsidizing gym memberships and wellness perks. While these investments are well-intentioned, how can we know if they’re effective? Can we measure the collective lifestyle improvements across a team?

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How ‘UP for Groups’ Got Our Whole Company Moving

Last spring when my employer, Metaswitch Networks (a cloud computing and communications software company), decided to launch a wellness program, myself and the rest of the Human Resources team were tasked with figuring out where to start. Many companies today are offering their employees biometric screenings, healthier food options in the kitchen or even subsidized lunches, but because the team at Metaswitch is geographically dispersed across the US, we struggled with finding a program that could be valuable for every employee.

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Arianna Huffington Joins Jawbone as Advisor

We are very pleased to announce that Arianna Huffington, President and Editor-In-Chief of The Huffington Post and author of ‘Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder’ is joining Jawbone as an advisor. Arianna will help Jawbone lead the global conversation around well-being, particularly the importance of sleep, and promoting healthy living for both individuals and groups.

Arianna Huffington joins Jawbone as we launch our new wellness platform, UP for Groups, which will help companies and organizations use UP’s proven behavior change tools to create healthier workplaces and teams.

“Our workplace culture is practically fueled by stress, sleep deprivation and burnout,” said Arianna Huffington. “So I’m delighted to be advising Jawbone and supporting their mission to make well-being a priority in the workplace while at the same time building a real sense of community and shared purpose.”

Hosain Rahman, CEO and Founder of Jawbone said:

“It is fantastic that Arianna has agreed to join Jawbone as an advisor. We share a common goal in helping people change the way they live by being more active, eating better and sleeping more. Arianna has a huge global voice on this issue and as we continue to expand the UP platform with new products and services, I know she will be great partner in our mission to enable people know themselves better and live healthier, happier lives.”

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Jawbone launches UP for Groups

As any teacher knows, iPads are incredible learning devices. They are a magnetic technology, created for consumers at home and now common in our classrooms.  Similarly, single-serve coffee makers are in a third of all workplace break rooms, even though they were initially designed for the kitchen counter. (more…)

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