“We started with the C-suite, with our CEO and our VPs,” added Ixtabalan. “We’re currently in the process of cascading the Thrive challenge amongst all of our leaders, incentivising people to take part and make good use of the Thrive ZP app.”
The Thrive ZP app is a safe space for employees and leaders to share their personal stories, inspiring them to make better choices and inviting them to take the Thrive ZP Challenge to win cash prizes. By coming together, speaking authentically about their own lives, Ixtabalan and Huffington believe companies can trigger long-lasting change.
“If you take a look on there now, there’s dozens of stories from Walmart associates about what they’re doing and how they’re changing their behaviour,” continued Ixtabalan. “This peer-to-peer inspiration is a two-way street – encouraging one another to adopt healthier lifestyle habits and change their behaviour together.”
This focus on individualised wellbeing is something which will dominate the year to come. We’re emerging from 2020 exhausted, jaded, and lacking in motivation. As such, it’s time employers lean even more on their HR leaders to navigate them through the impending burnout crisis.
“HR leaders have become the most important leaders in the C-suite,” Huffington told HRD.