Autodesk is a firm believer in healthy employees equates to happy employees as well as reducing healthcare costs as a side benefit. Autodesk has for the second year joined the Global Corporate Challenge where employees form seven person teams to compete within the company as well as against other companies. Team members record their daily pedometer steps and exercise in a competition over a three month period. The teams virtually race around the globe based on their recorded steps & distances.
Last year the program was a huge success for me as I lost 50 pounds (More Active = Less Shaan), and have kept it off using my FitBit One unit to help track and motivate me to keep moving. I even built a treadmill desk and stand up desk as opposed to a sit down desk.
Here are my current standings after just 2 weeks which included a week vacation in Mexico.
We hope to dominate the competition, but there are some very very active teams currently ahead of us. Personally I think they are entering their data wrong, and we “OCTI-Pi” are really the team winning.
We are ranked as team 21 within Autodesk, and team 6098 in the entire participating companies ranking. I am certain that if they included vertical feet climbed as a competition metric our OCTO-pi team would be top five overall.
Go Autodesk Team OCTO pi!