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February 14, 2022

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Due to the pandemic, a wellbeing shotgun was necessary but ultimately, unsuccessful.

We have all tried to prioritise our people and we focused our energy on trying to implement systems and strategies to support wellbeing. To make sure we ticked compliance, we approached multiple companies asking for their best ‘wellbeing solutions’ in hopes to educate, motivate and improve our wellbeing culture. 

For the first 6 months or so, it felt great. Your team felt taken care of, they worked well from home, they’d received their care packages at the beginning of the lockdown and their daily zoom call ‘check-ins’ made them feel closer to you than ever before. 



However, the measures we had put in place had not performed as well as we hoped, had little transparency around the return for your business or improved the performance of your people. 

The changes that the pandemic has created in our workplace has allowed workers to rethink their careers, work conditions, and long-term goals. With ever changing working environments, whether that was working from home, the office or on the go, it definitely made it challenging for employers like you to keep your team productive and happy. 

We all need productive and performing people with a collaborative culture to run a successful business. The way we’ve tried to succeed in this area was to implement some of the following strategies into our organisations:

1. Therapy or counselling services (EAP)

2. Group fitness classes

3. Gym memberships

4. Virtual team events

5. On site fruit boxes / Free food days

6. Group physical events (walkathons etc.)

7. Mental health & generic wellbeing apps


Now we’re not saying that the above strategies were wrong in any sense, but 4 out of 7 from the above were only available when your team was physically in the office. 

Therefore, hybrid working forced us to focus on the other 3 strategies.
Let’s break them down:


Therapy or Counselling (EAP)

Provided through government schemes or directly through your company to support employees with personal and professional issues. Workers generally use this option when they’re at the end of their tether and they can’t resolve their issues without external support.


Virtual Team Events 

This solution helps increase the social connectedness of your team. Zoom or Teams calls, virtual team building or even online games aid in building connection and  collaboration more than anything else.


Mental Health & Generic Wellbeing Apps

A set of resources to turn to in one’s time of need. This could be an online third party set of resources that one can scroll through or an app like ‘calm’ that gives you breathing exercises, health and wellbeing suggestions or even a number to call a medical professional. 

However, these types of resources are just a one way stop gap and are used as an after aid when your employees are already struggling. Though they may be able to ‘login’, the exercises and resources provided aren’t personalised to best help the user, nor are they helpful in preventing a stressful situation.

They are stagnant and, as a business leader, you know your people need more.




Looking at the above ‘solutions’, it’s easy to see why your people are still looking at alternative employment options. Therapists and mental health apps were there for when you had to use them whilst virtual team events tended to be used just to create connectedness. Though these solutions were a good kick starter to aid your workers, they only really dealt with the repercussions of stress, burnout, lack of motivation - the motives that inevitably resulted in lack of productivity in your team.

The answer? We need a prevention approach. An experience that’s available any time of the day, from the comfort of one’s home or in the office that helps create happier and healthier workers. 

By incorporating physical activity into daily life, you’ll see that the benefit of an active day is immediate. Not just to the body, but the mind too. By doing at least 11 minutes of physical activity, especially resistance training, you create a sustained increase in oxygen and blood flow, which releases endorphins into the body giving the user an immediate mood boost. 

With June365, you will integrate resistance training with the help of the personal motivator, June, and our state of the art portable SmartDeck so your people can work out from the comfort of home when it suits them most. Our solution is designed to improve muscle tone, strength and flexibility through functional strength based exercises, enabling your team to lead a more active lifestyle while reaping the benefit in your organisation.


Find out more here: https://www.june365.com/corporate-wellness



  1. https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/26/zoom-has-added-more-users-so-far-this-year-than-in-2019-bernstein.html

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Due to the pandemic, a wellbeing shotgun was necessary but ultimately, unsuccessful.

We have all tried to prioritise our people and we focused our energy on trying to implement systems and strategies to support wellbeing. To make sure we ticked compliance, we approached multiple companies asking for their best ‘wellbeing solutions’ in hopes to educate, motivate and improve our wellbeing culture. 

For the first 6 months or so, it felt great. Your team felt taken care of, they worked well from home, they’d received their care packages at the beginning of the lockdown and their daily zoom call ‘check-ins’ made them feel closer to you than ever before. 



However, the measures we had put in place had not performed as well as we hoped, had little transparency around the return for your business or improved the performance of your people. 

The changes that the pandemic has created in our workplace has allowed workers to rethink their careers, work conditions, and long-term goals. With ever changing working environments, whether that was working from home, the office or on the go, it definitely made it challenging for employers like you to keep your team productive and happy. 

We all need productive and performing people with a collaborative culture to run a successful business. The way we’ve tried to succeed in this area was to implement some of the following strategies into our organisations:

1. Therapy or counselling services (EAP)

2. Group fitness classes

3. Gym memberships

4. Virtual team events

5. On site fruit boxes / Free food days

6. Group physical events (walkathons etc.)

7. Mental health & generic wellbeing apps


Now we’re not saying that the above strategies were wrong in any sense, but 4 out of 7 from the above were only available when your team was physically in the office. 

Therefore, hybrid working forced us to focus on the other 3 strategies.
Let’s break them down:


Therapy or Counselling (EAP)

Provided through government schemes or directly through your company to support employees with personal and professional issues. Workers generally use this option when they’re at the end of their tether and they can’t resolve their issues without external support.


Virtual Team Events 

This solution helps increase the social connectedness of your team. Zoom or Teams calls, virtual team building or even online games aid in building connection and  collaboration more than anything else.


Mental Health & Generic Wellbeing Apps

A set of resources to turn to in one’s time of need. This could be an online third party set of resources that one can scroll through or an app like ‘calm’ that gives you breathing exercises, health and wellbeing suggestions or even a number to call a medical professional. 

However, these types of resources are just a one way stop gap and are used as an after aid when your employees are already struggling. Though they may be able to ‘login’, the exercises and resources provided aren’t personalised to best help the user, nor are they helpful in preventing a stressful situation.

They are stagnant and, as a business leader, you know your people need more.




Looking at the above ‘solutions’, it’s easy to see why your people are still looking at alternative employment options. Therapists and mental health apps were there for when you had to use them whilst virtual team events tended to be used just to create connectedness. Though these solutions were a good kick starter to aid your workers, they only really dealt with the repercussions of stress, burnout, lack of motivation - the motives that inevitably resulted in lack of productivity in your team.

The answer? We need a prevention approach. An experience that’s available any time of the day, from the comfort of one’s home or in the office that helps create happier and healthier workers. 

By incorporating physical activity into daily life, you’ll see that the benefit of an active day is immediate. Not just to the body, but the mind too. By doing at least 11 minutes of physical activity, especially resistance training, you create a sustained increase in oxygen and blood flow, which releases endorphins into the body giving the user an immediate mood boost. 

With June365, you will integrate resistance training with the help of the personal motivator, June, and our state of the art portable SmartDeck so your people can work out from the comfort of home when it suits them most. Our solution is designed to improve muscle tone, strength and flexibility through functional strength based exercises, enabling your team to lead a more active lifestyle while reaping the benefit in your organisation.


Find out more here: https://www.june365.com/corporate-wellness



  1. https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/26/zoom-has-added-more-users-so-far-this-year-than-in-2019-bernstein.html

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