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Initiative saved employee’s life, ‘Engage’ reports

An Indiana employee who credits an engagement initiative with saving her life is featured in the latest “Engage” video.

Peru Postmaster Connie Cade had her blood pressure screened this year through a Greater Indiana District wellness initiative and was shocked to discover it was dangerously high.

Cade saw a doctor, made lifestyle changes and improved her health.

“The wellness initiative … literally saved my life,” she says.

The initiative — which encourages district employees to improve their health in a variety of areas — is one way Greater Indiana strives to foster involvement, enthusiasm and commitment among its workforce, “Engage” reports.

Other efforts include promoting two-way communication between managers and employees and seeking feedback from employees at all levels.

“Levels don’t create great ideas, people do,” District Manager Todd Hawkins says.

The 5-minute video is the sixth installment of “Engage,” a series that debuted last year.

Other episodes have featured an Atlanta Post Office that uses fantasy football to promote workplace camaraderie and an Oklahoma District plant that uses “huddle boards” to strengthen teamwork.

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