Notably, the physical activity of people has reduced owing to long working hours and ‘Work From Home’ culture. So, to encourage employees to get fitter and healthier, Zerodha Broking Ltd has launched an initiative for its employees.
Reduced physical activity has put an adverse effect on mental and physical well-being and so Nithin Kamath, founder and CEO of Zerodha announced a ‘Get Healthy’ program. Under the program, the employees will be incentivised with a month salary as a bonus and a lucky draw of Rs 10 lakh.
Kamath took to Twitter and stated that post the first lockdown, like everywhere, their team at Zerodha as a whole was probably the unhealthiest ever, due to the lack of physical activity, work-life imbalance, bad diet, and more. They thought of a way to nudge the team to get healthy and the results are phenomenal.
Elaborating further, Kamath said that in their internal forum, they asked everyone to set a 12-month get-healthy goal and update the progress every month, to create accountability. To increase participation, they said everyone who reaches the goal will get a 1-month salary as a bonus and 1 lucky draw for ₹ 10 lakhs.
He added that the transformation stories are super inspiring and pushing others to take action as well. They also have proof that getting healthy improves professional performance as well. Our Get Healthy program will now run permanently.”