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Upstream Nigeria SHE, GREF inspire workforce with Fairs

Upstream Nigeria (UN) SHE team and Global Real Estate & Facility (GREF) organized the Culture of Health (CoH)/ Ergo Facilities Fair at the Mobil House Atrium, Lagos as part of their "2016 Finish Strong Campaign" and the drive to achieve a step-change in customer satisfaction respectively.

The objective of the Culture of Health event was to create awareness and promote healthy behaviors with the aim of improving the health status, well-being and productivity of UN workforce. Eleven vendors graced the event, showcasing their different products, while the Ergo Fair was designed to create more awareness on UN Office Ergonomics Program, demonstrate appropriate workstation adjustment, preferred posture and promote the use of Ergo Clinic located at Room 6N77 in Mobil House.

In her remarks, Elizabeth Essien, general manager, GREF, Upstream Nigeria (UN), noted that "the main objective of the Fair was to create awareness of GREF's service offerings and showcase our innovative solutions towards improving UN productivity. It's an avenue for our customers to meet the faces behind GREF, and for us to interact with our customers.”

Part of the activities at the GREF Fair which ran simultaneously in Lagos and the field with the theme "…discover GREF possibilities", included projections, demonstrations, discussions with participants on GREF's service offerings and how to access them, feed backs, and lucky dips.

On display at the CoH stands were various healthy meals, drinks and fitness apparatus with Nutritionist/Dietician on hand that spoke to personnel about the benefits of displayed healthy living products, food options, how to incorporate list of foods into their recipes, healthy snacking and fitness.  There were lots of free food samples and packs for sale. The CoH Site Point of Contacts (SPOCs) gave away the Vegetable of The Month (VOTM) (garden egg or eggplant) and coordinated the quiz.

The Ergo stands provided personnel the opportunity to test different ergonomics equipment/accessories displayed by UN Ergonomics team (Contacts and Leads) and vendors. The Ergonomics team were on ground as well to assist with equipment/appropriate workstation adjustments, tutoring of personnel on preferred sitting/standing posture, answering of ergo questions, and distribution of flyers and hand bills.  The organizers also displayed UN Ergonomics Success Story Video.

According to the organizers, "the turnout for the fair was impressive with very positive feedback including formal request to make the fair an annual event."

The highlight of the event for participants were the quiz competition and raffle draw. The CoH/Ergo Quiz had seven winners with a 100% score while the 3 Smiley Face Stickers raffle draw had eight winners.