Wang Xuebao, the head of a investment consulting firm in Xian City, China, recently made international news headlines after he set up a cash reward system to motivate his employees to lose weight.The employees of Xian Jingtian Investment Consulting in Xian, China’s Shaanxi Province, have the opportunity to earn 100 yuan ($15) for every kilogram of body weight they lose, as part of a reward system implemented by their boss. Wang Xuebao came up with the idea after realizing that both he and his staff were spending most of their time behind a desk and weren’t moving around enough. That, coupled with an unhealthy diet had caused many of them to put on excess weight.Share PinPhoto: video screengrab“I was distressed because our company’s employees are often sitting in the office, and they don’t move around enough – myself included – so they are overweight,” Wang told CN West. “Through this weight-loss activity, we can form a culture and engage in healthy competition.”Launched in March, the monthly reward program has successfully motivated over half of Xian Jingtian employees to lose weight. They’ve started eating healthier and even going to the gym as often as they can, for the chance to collect their monthly cash bonuses.
Chinese Boss Pays Employees $15 for Every Kilogram They Shed