Is there future for workplace wellness?

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The RAND report has started an open discussion about efficiency of workplace wellness programs and for a long time I was at no side of this dispute. Attending the webinar Culture Trumps Wellness: Creating a Framework for Sustainable Well-being with Dr. Rosie Ward gave me an opinion. For more, it altered my perception of workplace wellness programs. Despite the RAND report, there is a future for workplace wellness programs. Let me tell you more.
As I awaited the beginning of the webinar, going through the notes, I wasn’t sure of what to expect. In Europe there is not that big emphasis on workplace wellness. We provide our employees with optional health/wellness programs but it is mostly a form of an employee benefit than an investment into lowering health costs or enhancing productivity. And for more, those programs often have no concept, don’t address any concrete goal. They just … are there. What is this “workplace wellness”? According to  Wikipedia : “Workplace wellness is any workplace health promotion activity or organizational policy designed to support healthy behavior in the workplace and to improve health...

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