The transportation manager offers a bouquet
The transport manager of the company can stimulate walking. An example is Arthur Orsini at the Coastal Health Hospital in Vancouver. He told his story on a Walk21 Conference.
- He offers the staff a bouquet of opportunities to walk more. His approach: colleagues make as many agreements as possible by themselves. For example: go for a walk every Wednesday between 11 and 12 hours (Rain or Shine). The phone gives a tweet: in 5 minutes our walk appointment! Whoever performs receives small rewards, but always as part of a team. Getting certificates is popular. Stimulating each other is essential.
- Orsini`s argument: "Our hospital, bunker-like, is a five-minute walk from a fantastic waterfront with spectacular mountain views. While CEOs put a fortune for such a view from their office or their home, this is for us free! Walk 30 minutes around, come out. Take photos during the walk, create a catalog and spread it ".
- Nurses, especially between 25 and 40 years, have a special role. Usually they do not need extra walking, but they are role models. As they walk, young female patients, who are overweight, follow.