Energy Lab, a Belgium-based corporate well-being company, dedicates itself to helping companies develop integrated and sustainable health initiatives that breed dedicated and motivated employees. Energy Lab knows that the key to a high-performing business is a healthy, strong, and happy workforce.
With support from WHOOP, Energy Lab launched the 100-day Master Your Energy program to improve performance, reduce burnout, and minimize the risk of injury, illness and accidents among a select group of participants at a Big Four accounting firm. This first-of-its kind corporate program was spearheaded by Aline Fobe, one of the organization’s corporate wellbeing consultants.
Building Awareness Around Employee Wellness
“The program is really about mastering your energy. It’s about mastering your physical, mental, and emotional energy and how to find balances to keep your energy levels high at all times.” —Aline Fobe
While mental and physical health are the bedrock of high-performing, sustainable workplaces, employees often feel overworked and underrested—leading to burnout. Energy Lab’s Master Your Energy program aimed to address three main concerns of today’s organizations: rising stress levels, reduced productivity, and lowered engagement. The program sought to help its participants thrive both at home and in the workplace. This meant increased awareness around physical, mental, and emotional well-being. In partnership with WHOOP, Master Your Energy guided participants in the program toward improved self-care—enabling them to implement meaningful behavioral changes in their professional roles, interact better within their teams, and prioritize their wellbeing at home.
Using Health Metrics to Measure Performance
Energy Lab knew that in order for Master Your Energy to make a tangible and sustainable impact, the program couldn’t rely on guesswork. Instead, coordinators needed to introduce a precise way to measure boosts in physical, mental, and emotional energy so that they could accurately measure participants’ well-being and the success of the program at large.
At the start of the 100 days, each participant was given a WHOOP device that allowed them to measure their exercise, stress levels, sleep, and more, giving them new insights into their body’s overall health. This includes metrics like resting heart rate, heart rate variability (HRV), respiratory rate, and more. Through surveys and WHOOP journal entries that tracked their nutrition, hydration, stress levels, and daily emotions, program participants were able to reflect on how their emotional states tie into their physiological responses. Equipped with this knowledge, participants could then begin implementing changes to their personal and professional lives.