We’ve always taken the wellbeing of our team really seriously but, since the beginning of the Covid pandemic we have felt an even greater responsibility to help our team look after both their physical and mental health, in the UK and around the world. All our staff are currently working from home, something that can really take its toll after a while. We want to make sure they stay well, motivated and, most importantly, continue to feel part of our growing family. Having a challenge to complete as a team helps pull all that together.
The challenges and sessions set by the company have really helped staff keep going during lockdown and, we believe, is part of the reason that we’re doing well. Even with families to look after, the feelings of isolation and separation caused by lockdown have been real and sometimes very demoralising. Staff feel taken care of, valued and we have things to focus on and look forward to. Furnley House, even when we can’t go to the office, is a great place to work.
The latest initiative sees all Furnley House staff aiming to collectively cover the 12,047 kilometres between our head office at 340 Melton Road and our Support Services Office in Chennai, India, via a seven week step challenge.
After covering 12,047km we reached the end of our step challenge on 19th March.
In Chennai you can find temples, beaches and our Support Services Office. Located on the coast of the Bay of Bengal, it’s one of the largest cultural, economic and educational centres of south India.