Boutique Dubai-based strategic communications agency In2 Consulting is celebrating after winning the ‘Work-Life Balance’ category in the 2019 Daman Corporate Health Awards for its strategy and efforts in creating a healthy, happy and productive workplace.
In2’s unique agency structure with an all-senior team of communication experts with diverse skills and experiences that works together remotely as part of a virtual agency, the company’s business model recognises the benefits of a modern, flexible and collaborative working environment.
The agency has created an effective company culture based on three main pillars: ‘Results driven’ – collaborating with clients to produce campaigns that support their goals; ‘Passionate communicators’ – In2’s experienced experts share the same work ethics based on quality and value; and ‘Flexible approach and workplace’ – In2 believes in flexibility with accountability to maximise results and inspired thinking, with each team member encouraged to strike a work-life harmony and pursue their personal interests in an environment based on trust.
Organised by MEED and supported by founding partner, the National Health Insurance Company – the awards received a record number of applications across 15 categories from companies demonstrating the commitments they are following through with and the corporate wellness programmes implemented. Finalists were selected based on the quality and efficacy of their initiatives, including their implementation of employee fitness programmes, promoting extracurricular employee activities, and encouraging support within local and regional communities.
As Anne Bleeker, Founder and Managing Partner at In Consulting, said: “We are proud to receive industry recognition from MEED for the virtual agency model we set up nine years ago. This is an approach that we take very seriously and we passionately believe that operating a modern and collaborative work environment with a culture of flexibility and accountability stimulates productivity, enhances creativity, fosters wellbeing, attracts the right talent and delivers results.
“For us at In2, work-life balance is not a programme, it’s part of who we are. It’s our DNA. It shapes every decision we make and defines how we work with our clients, business partners and each other. For example, we welcome projects of any size and scope, but prioritise working with partners that inspire us and reflect our company culture.”
Hamad Al Mehyas, Deputy CEO of Daman, commented, “I extend my congratulations to the participants, finalists and winners of the sixth Daman Corporate Health and Wellness Awards. The high level of participation, we have seen this year, is indicative of increasing corporate commitment to the wellbeing of employees. For employees working in the UAE, maintaining an active and healthy lifestyle is an essential aspect of enhancing their future health."
“Employees spend a third of their day at work, consequentially impacting their overall health. Our objectives behind these awards are to showcase how this impact can be positive and long-term across all workplaces. Healthier employees are more productive, which ultimately results in better performing businesses; collectively these businesses have the potential to boost the overall economy. We are confident that corporate health initiatives are a catalyst for a seamless win-win-win scenario for the individual, organisation and the economy”, concluded Al Mehyas.
Sonia Kerrigan, MEED Group Commercial Director, added "These awards are a showcase of UAE best practice. Setting the bar high, our winners are contributing to the ongoing development of the UAE's human capital, helping to attract talent and stand out in a competitive global marketplace. We are honoured to have worked with founding partners Daman for these awards for six consecutive years. We will continue to promote wellness programmes which boost employees' social connections and their ability to work as a team."
The complete list of winners are published on https://corporatehealthandwellness.meed.com/2019-winners