Hybrid work is here to stay, wellbeing is still catching up.

Do you feel you have lost control over employee wellbeing amidst increased hybrid work? Are you struggling to find tools to create a sense of communality, decrease sick leaves and offer value for your company’s workers?

Scientifically validated Cuckoo is here to help.

What is Cuckoo?

Cuckoo is a gamified easy-to-use app that rewards healthy breaks during your workday. It is like a call for recess, but in work life.

Take a break, collect points, advance on the Cuckoo adventure map and win great prizes!

Choose when you want to take breaks. Cuckoo reminds when its time! Let’s go!

Challenge your colleague to a break competition, or see how your company is doing against other similar companies!

What are customers saying about Cuckoo?

Over 200 companies and organizations are using Cuckoo on a daily basis.

I am so excited that we have over 2 000 Cuckoo users at EY in the Nordics. This is a quarter of our workforce, so it is quite a large amount of people.

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We want to be the best work place in Finland and Cuckoo is a big part of that.

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Someone in our network recommended Cuckoo for us. We are hooked!

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Based on hardcore facts

Saving hundreds of thousands of euros by implementing Cuckoo’s break exercises?

In 2018, the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health did a study on the use of Cuckoo and its positive impact on the companies.

Increased productivity, a decreased amount of sick day leave, happier employees. Just a few of the amazing benefits of adding movement and recovery breaks to workdays.

  • 2 days per person

    Cuckoo decreases 2 sick leave days per employee per year on average.

  • 1,5 € / hour

    Employee productivity growth by 1,5 EUR per hour.

  • 30 minutes per day

    Decrease in sitting work by 30 minutes per day.

  • 100 000 € / year

    Savings of up to 100 000 EUR in a company with 100 employees.

We make hybrid work, work.

Finns are known to be self-conscious, shy, and melancholic and yet we still managed to get them to move, smile, be more open minded and dance like nobody is watching.

  • Increased sense of community

  • Physical and mental wellbeing - decrease in sick days

  • A personal Cuckoo contact with problem solving super powers

  • Data to support wellbeing


minutes / day

The amount of increased movement after starting with Cuckoo. It does not only bring more movement through smart breaks, but leads to a more active lifestyle in general, and outside of work, in addition to higher energy levels throughout the day.


days / person

The research concluded that regular break exercise decreased the amount of sick days by 0,5 days per person during a 3-month intervention. On an annual basis this means 2 full days of less sick leave per person in savings.


Implementing Cuckoo is easy! We create a company profile for you and deliver the start materials by email. Through a unique registration link, each employee can conveniently create their own Cuckoo profile with just a few clicks! Then it’s time to Cuckoo!

Depending on the contract model, we also hold a customized launch as a webinar or on-site. With the power of an activity contest, we get the best results right from the start!

It’s true that some will be immediately excited about Cuckoo, some will start later on, and some will never join in. However, our goal is always to involve as many of the staff as possible, not just those who eagerly take part in everything. The best results are achieved when Cuckoo is properly launched with the power of an activity contest, and it is communicated clearly and regularly. Additionally, we recommend taking breaks together, perhaps in team meetings, and using enthusiastic users to inspire others as well!

It is natural that the initial enthusiasm may wane and otherwise vary over the course of the collaboration. Usage activity is monitored through data, and there are various ways to maintain activity, such as regular communication, contests and campaigns, and webinars. Cuckoo’s gamified and community features also attract (and addict) users to active use. The best motivator for long-term usage is when you can create a routine of taking breaks for yourself and start noticing its positive effects on your well-being, such as your neck and head not hurting as often, and a more alert mind.

Originally, Cuckoo was developed for use in workplaces, but with the increase in remote work, there was more demand for it. Many organizations are now using a hybrid model, so Cuckoo can be brilliantly utilized in both remote and on-site work. Using Cuckoo at the office might be twice as much fun, as you can take breaks together with your colleagues.

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