Global Corporate Challenge

What is the Global Corporate Challenge?

The Global Corporate Challenge (GCC) is a health and wellbeing initiative.

It translates the physical steps taken over 14 weeks (100 days) by participants' walking, cycling and exercising, into a virtual tour around the globe. The program aims to:

  • increase the amount of daily exercise
  • improve physical and mental health
  • enhance productivity
  • build a stronger culture of resilience for staff
  • create the opportunity to get involved in some 'healthy competition'

GCC logo

Teams of seven receive a 3D accelerometer (www.gccpulse.com) that uses motion sensing technology to accurately track their daily activity.

For further information visit the Global Corporate Challenge website.

The GCC for 2014 is now underway!

The 2014 Deakin GCC has now officially started as of 28 May.

View the current leaderboard!

This year Deakin has 27 teams and 189 staff participating in the challenge from areas across Deakin.

In 2013 we had 45 teams and 315 participants. This was an increase from 40 teams and 240 participants in 2012.

How the GCC works

Health benefits

After completing the 2013 GCC, Deakin participants have reported the following benefits:

  • 82% rated their overall health as good or excellent
  • 90% were more conscious of opportunities in their day to add more steps
  • 75% had a better understanding of what it takes to lead a healthier lifestyle
  • 79% would now describe their relationships within their team/work group as good or excellent
  • 57% reported a decrease in their stress levels at either home or work

Download helpful tips (328 KB) on increasing your activity levels throughout the GCC.

For detailed benefits visit the Global Corporate Challenge website.


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