What we are trying to achieve is bold, no doubt about it. We’re envisioning a world where companies care so much about their employee’s wellbeing that they encourage staff to take regular healthy breaks, together.
That’s because they know not only will their staff benefit from it in the long run, but so will they.
So how do we do this?
Pleaz is partnering with scientists from The University of Copenhagen. The collaboration aims to carefully develop new materials designed to address a particular physical, social or mental challenge. Under each pleazer there’s a description of the benefits from performing the activities from the video. That way you can select the activity based on your specific needs, eg. strengthening your back muscles or calming your mind.
The benefits of using Pleaz were measured by studies conducted by KU.
In one of the studies the testing group that achieved the strongest impact consisted of employees doing pleazers everyday. Amongst other effects was reduction of stress levels by 20% and 18% increase of feeling more connected to the team.
You can find the full study under ‘White papers’ on the Resource page.
Physical, mental, and social well-being needs attention.
We are spending too much time sitting down and being stressed while hunting deadlines. Barely having time to breathe or chat with colleagues when there’s so much to do.
That’s why Pleaz is on a mission to promote that putting people first creates better businesses.
Pleaz Platform provides tools that encourage reconnecting with your mind, body, and people around you.
That way you can notice and dissolve the physical, social, and mental issues before they lead to harmful consequences, such as sick leave, mental illness, or social anxiety.
The management’s focus on wellbeing, is vital to creating a better place to work.
Employees will not only enjoy their jobs more, but become more productive, and stay longer at the company.
It all started when one of the founders, Micki, worked as a substitute teacher for a 4th grade class in the suburbs of Copenhagen. He quickly realised that staying focussed while sitting still is hard for students.
To help the children with studies he experimented with introducing short, physical exercises during classes – it worked!
In fact the results were so great that he partnered up with coworkers – Pernille & Matias and started the company “Let Leg (Easy Play)”.
The active breaks concept have been adopted by 150 schools across Denmark. Shortly after, the founders realised that the same problem happens to adults working at the offices.
They partnered up with Nestle and when Covid-19 lockdown started Pleaz became an essential tool for people to stay in touch with their coworkers.
Today Pleaz is used by companies across the world to help their employees to stay healthy and happy at work.