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How to run very first activity for employees?

Company:

PPD

Description:

Global contract research organization with offices in 48 countries around the world

  • Industry
    Pharmacy
  • Employees number
    100
  • Office
    Warsaw

Goal

Integration and employees engagement

15

employees

537

rides

1632

trees

1

month of competition

55%

rides to work

133 kg

of saved CO2

4 177

kilometers

330

hours on a bicycle

Summary

Together with PPD we run the first competition there motivating employees to physical activity. The challenge lasted for a month and the biggest amount of players joined it in the last week - everyone wanted to contribute to a common charity goal. Eventually, as many as 55% of rides within the program were commuted to the office.

Challenge

PPD works on health everyday so employees there know how to take care of it. That is why our main task was to integrate them at first. We were looking for something that is simple, accessible, does not require going out of the house and easily fits into their daily lifestyle. Until then PPD had not run similar activities so we faced a challenge of organizing a totally pioneering initiative.

„Considering the workload of our employees, organizing this program in one-month trial version can be considered really successful. Mostly passionated bikers participated but the ease of implementation, clarity of the application and the mood of light competition were liked also by less professional players :) It was absolutely great that Activy took care of everything so I - as a coordinator - didn’t have to worry about anything. When our employees had any questions, Activy team was responding right away”

Piotr Popko

Project coordinator

Implementation

We started the implementation of the challenge by informing all employees about the new competition. We used internal mailing, which quickly encouraged first participants. They, in turn, have drawn more employees in.

Solution

The competition was a hit. Employees understood the rules clear from the very beginning. When on the last week it turned out we were missing some kilometers to achieve the goal, even more, players joined in. Employees were surprised that they were recognized for commuting by bike - they had been cycling for charity reasons and themselves.

What the coordinator liked Activy for

  • preparing and handing out awards
  • technical support, answering questions of the users
  • promotion support, creating promotional materials

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