OpenIDEO is an open innovation platform. Join our global community to solve big challenges for social good. Sign up, Login or Learn more
Leah Erica Chung
Show my name on the attendees list for events I am attending:
Rhode Island School of Design.
"One day, I want to become a corporate CEO so that I can embezzle loads of money & spend it rightfully on ending extreme poverty."
I am an aspiring social designer studying industrial design at the Rhode Island School of Design. I hope to utilize the problem-solving process used in design to tackle global issues, and am especially interested in applying such a process in the fields of diplomacy and international development.
I like this idea the most so far because it's relatively simple to implement (rather than creating a whole work-out station that might impose on tight company budgets). My only concern is that this kind of activity could be harder to implement in certain kinds of companies - like federal agencies for example. Not to single them out - I just have experience at one and can't imagine any of my former colleagues wearing any kind of work out clothes to work, let alone do any kind of physical exercise with each other in the same room. There is also a big age difference, ranging from people in their late 20s to 80s (there is a senior employment program in place). I think it would be good to explore how the idea of Work-Out Clothes Fridays can be catered to employees of all different ages.