Imagine a workplace with a staff of maybe a dozen or so, like a real estate office, an accounting firm, or a small tech startup. They are all groups of people with differing lives, goals and health concerns, but yet, they all use the same “employee wellness” program. (if there is even one to begin with)
Before LEON, I spent years working in small sports performance organizations, so naturally as we were building LEON, I loved the idea of LEON benefiting smaller teams. The ability to help everyone and not only the LARGE enterprise organizations was so exciting for us. So let’s talk a bit more about launching LEON within smaller companies.
1. Equip your team
First, the basics. Once you are familiar with how LEON works and you have buy-in from the team to try it out, call a meeting to get everyone else on board. Invite all attendees to your LEON benefit, make sure they have the mobile apps installed, and are successfully logged in. Review the basics of how the wellness benefit works, and consult these handy support document as needed.
2. Optimizing philosophies
Each team member will have different goals, and that affects how they interact with LEON. There will be someone who only takes classes, there will be people joining local 5k’s and adventure races, and some who decide to keep all their activity private.
Even on a small team, not everyone needs to be, or in fact should be open about what they do outside of the office. Understanding that someones health is extremely subjective and personal, is a big part of helping LEON “stick” within your organization.
Let your team members know that privacy is a concern for everyone, and LEON understands that. Show them where and how to toggle social updates off.
3. Apps and Integrations
If everyone in a company uses Slack to communicate, connect the LEON Slack integration today. Whatever activity that happens in the LEON app will be posted directly to Slack for all to see. Plus, you can join and invite your coworkers to take a class, join a gym or even go for a walk in the park at lunch.
Now, as we said before, health is subjective right? So for those people that like to “build” wellness into their lifestyle, setting up a bike share program for your whole company has never been easier. In one click, you can fully subsidize a bike share for your entire organization.
4. Be the change you want to see
Our customers see the best results when everyone uses LEON to drive wellness. This rules out any confusion on wellness being an important initiative for your company.
To start, we recommend the CEO or HR/Benefits team to engage in LEON right away — signaling to all that LEON is where wellness happens.
Now that your small group is equipped with a well-educated LEON team, you’ll be able to increase engagement and improve health across your organization. The entire group will see how easy LEON is to use, and how they are finally in control of their own wellness. Team members can book classes and join gyms, sign up for an event or race and invite team members to join them without ever pulling out their credit card or sending an email.
Feel free to tweak any of this advice to meet your own needs, but we hope there are enough ideas to get any kind of small team up and running (and healthy!) on LEON.