BUSINESS buddy tackles Global Challenge

Kirsten Hawke

BUSINESS buddy knows that for a team to be successful, each member of the team needs to grow.
And, a healthy body and healthy mind create super-sharp business advisors.

BUSINESS buddy tackles Global Challenge

Any and every time, is the perfect time to recharge, rejuvenate and motivate yourself and when we heard about the Virgin Pulse Global Challenge, the BUSINESS buddy team were more than ready to put our best foot forward.

What is the Global Challenge?

During the past 15 years, the Virgin Pulse Global Challenge has transformed the cultures of the world's leading organisations, improving the health and performance of more than two million employees.

If it’s good enough for Sir Richard Branson, its good enough for BUSINESS buddy.

For 100 days, hundreds of thousands of employees around the world participate in the Global Challenge annually.

Participants embark on a virtual journey around the globe.

In teams of seven, employees track their daily activity through a Max Buzz device or similar activity tracker and work towards conquering at least 10,000 steps daily.

The BUSINESS buddy dream team includes Kirsten Hawke, Deidre Morgan, Karen Burns, Dee Whelan, Amy Posthuma, Jonathan Sturm and our ring-in, Jackie Russell.

Though the Virgin Pulse Global Challenge app, teams can see how they rank other teams around the globe and individuals can monitor their personal accomplishments.

The app encourages friendly competition, camaraderie and real-time data comparisons.

The challenge has many similarities to using Xero to monitor business performance.

The accounting software collects data that business owners and managers can use to address issues and identify successes.

However, it can be easy to let things slide and not pay enough attention to your Xero account, which means you don’t enjoy the maximum bang for your buck.

Just like the Virgin Pulse Global Challenge – it can be the support of a team or an independent person that makes a difference.

In business and everyday life, support from others makes you accountable for reaching performance milestones.

Being part of a team is much like employing staff.

When you know your effort has an impact on others you are much more likely to push yourself on those days when you would rather blob in front of the Netflix or take a long lunch.

Through the Virgin Pulse Global Challenge, individuals become more aware of their overall health and learn how their lifestyle choices measure up.

As people feel the benefits of these simple changes, their motivation increases.

A win-win for all involved.

BUSINESS buddy will keep you up-to-date on our progress as we navigate the globe.

And, if you’d like to talk to someone about how you can use Xero to improve your business’ health and well-being, give us a call at 0800 283 399.

Kirsten Hawke