Zerodha's 'get healthy' initiative rewards Rs 10 lakh and one-month bonus salary to the employees
To increase the participation of its employees Kamath attached a monetary reward of Rs 10 lakh and also promised one month salary bonus to the employee who manages to hit the target to stay fit.
The whole world is in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, and everyone is facing an unpleasant challenge as the mutations of COVID is still in effect. The lockdown and several restrictions have made people adopt a new life altogether. People moved to work from home, but this culture had its own negative impact on the employees. The physical activities began to lessen and people started facing several health effects which reflected on the work too. Looking at the scenario many companies came up with programs to help employees manage their health and one such company is Zerodha Broking Limited.
Post the first lockdown, like everywhere, our team @zerodhaonline as a whole was probably the unhealthiest ever, due to the lack of physical activity, work-life imbalance, bad diet, & more. We thought of a way to nudge the team to get healthy and the results are phenomenal. 1/3— Nithin Kamath (@Nithin0dha) August 28, 2021
Posting a series of tweets on the timeline, Zerodha founder Nithin Kamath shared the astonishing results of their module for encouraging their employees for fitness. In the first tweet, he mentioned how employees around the world are facing health issues due to no physical activity and disturbed work-life balance during the lockdown. To overcome these health problems of Zerodha employees Kamath came up with an innovative idea, by asking the employees to set a 12 month 'get health' target and update the progress every month to ensure accountability.
On our internal forum(@discourse), we asked everyone to set a 12-month get-healthy goal & update the progress every month, to create accountability. To increase participation, we said everyone who reaches the goal will get a 1-month salary as bonus & 1 lucky draw for Rs 10lks 2/3— Nithin Kamath (@Nithin0dha) August 28, 2021
To increase the participation of its employees Kamath attached a monetary reward of Rs 10 lakh and also promised one month salary bonus to the employee who manages to hit the target to stay fit. The initiative got a positive response and resulted in the better performance of the employees. The netizens appreciated the decision of rewarding employees for fitness.