Global Corporate Challenge
There are strong links between your health and wellbeing and your physical activity. If you are more active you will be healthier and happier.
The University has 81 teams participating in the GCC - a team based walking challenge to help improve the health and wellbeing of workers through regular physical activity ie. walking.
Teams of 7 from across the University (567 workers) are involved with the GCC, which has introduced some fun and friendly competition including a team leader board, prizes for those involved etc. The program runs from 23 May to 11 September and is providing benefits through increasing worker health, teamwork and engagement.
Click here to find out about our Where in the Uni? photo competition.
Click here to check our GCC Team Leader Board and find out who is the University's Most Improved in the GCC.
GCC Fast Facts
|University GCC statistics, cumulative from 23 May to 11 September|
|Total distance covered: 484,748 km - this equates with walking around the world 12 times|
|Total energy burnt: 127,246,400 kj - this equates with 188,234 glasses of red wine or 121,767 slices of cake|
For more fast facts ask your team captain for the GCC progress report.
|I've lost my GCC Pulse accelerometer. What should I do?||Two GCC Pulse accelerometers were provided to each participant. If you've lost one of these, use your spare one. If you've lost them both, borrow one from a GCC team mate. If there are none left to borrow, contact WHS Services x15555 or email@example.com|
|What is Yammer?||Yammer is an online platform developed to help employees network and collaborate in large organisations. It is easy to use and looks similar to Facebook, but is designed for file sharing, knowledge exchange and team efficiency. At the moment there are more than 1200 staff members from the University of Sydney signed up to Yammer. You can sign up just up entering your university email account at https://www.yammer.com/sydney.edu.au/|
|Can I still register for the GCC?||Team registrations have now closed for 2013 challenge, but don't let that stop you from becoming more physically active and improving your health independantly.|
|I can’t find my GCC login details. What should I do?||Your team captain should be able to login and re-send your GCC welcome email. If that doesn't work, contact WHS Services x15555 or firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Are my daily steps uploaded automatically from the GCC Pulse to the website, or is it manual entry?||You will need to manually enter your daily steps online using your GCC website login details. Go to the STEP ENTRY tab at the top of the GCC home page.|
|How often should I reset my GCC Pulse accelerometer?||The GCC Pulse accelerometer only needs to be reset once per day ie. last thing at night when you take it off, or first thing in the morning when you put it on. That's when you record your steps for the day. The device will snooze while you are seated or stationary (to save battery power), but will wake-up again when you start moving.|
|Is there a GCC app for my mobile phone?||
If you’re looking for these in the App Store or Google Play then just search ‘Global Corporate Challenge’. For more information about the GCC Apps go to http://gtwm.co/mobilefaq
|What are the responsibilities of the team captain?||The team captain registers their team, receives and distributes the Pulse accelerometers to their fellow team members, and hopefully provides inspiring team leadership and motivation.|
|What happens if a member of my GCC team withdraws from the competition?||The team member can be replaced.|
|Does my swimming count towards my GCC steps?||Yes. As long as you count the number of laps you do (and know the length of the pool), then all of this effort will count via the swim to step converter on the GCC Step Entry Page. For example, 4 laps of a 25m pool would be 100m to add to the Swim converter and would equate to 475 well deserved steps.|
|Does my cycling count towards my GCC steps?||Yes. Just enter your cycling distance (kms or miles) into the cycling to step converter on the GCC Step Entry page. This will automatically convert and credit your step entry with the extra ‘steps’ you earned on the bike. Please ensure however that you still wear your GCC Pulse when cycling as the small movement detected while riding also counts towards your daily activity.|
|How will this help research?||University GCC participants have been invited to be part of a study conducted by researchers from the Charles Perkins Centre to measure the effectiveness of the GCC in improving health and wellbeing.|
|Does Workers' Compensation insurance cover an injury caused as a result of participating in the GCC?||Workers Compensation insurance covers injuries incurred as a result of someone’s normal course of employment. If someone is injured during a work sanctioned event, they may be covered for that injury but. If an injury does occur as a result of participating in the GCC please contact Injury Management immediately.|