Wellness activities, even a simple step challenge, are a way to build great culture – when done right. It is especially important to get buy-in AND participation from leaders at the execuitve level, down to managers and supervisors. When these people have authentic enthusiasm, it will naturally lead to engagement from employees at all levels.
If you already have your wellness program in motion, don’t forget the importance of continuous motivation. While you always want to engage additional participants, give credit to those who are already participating. Make sure you provide meaningful and achievable incentives, along with giving credit for what they already do well. For example, if you know an employee who already participates in 5Ks use them as an ambassador (with permission). Recognize their achievements and ask them for tips to provide for other employees.