Corporate wellness programs can range from free-flowing to highly structured, and the rewards can vary from getting a free T-shirt to winning a medal in a marathon.
The most telling measure of success is employee buy-in. At the best of times, building and sustaining any health-oriented regimen within a corporate environment is a difficult task that demands commitment from employees and the employer. Combined with a pandemic, that task might seem almost insurmountable.
But Sobora Duy, manager of mental health and wellness for Air Canada in Montreal, likes a challenge, such as making a public promise on social media to lose more than 40 pounds.