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Defend your research corporate wellness programs make us unwell

Berinato, S. and Spicer, A. (2015). Defend your research corporate wellness programs make us unwell. Harvard Business Review, 93(5), pp. 28-29.

Abstract

The research: André Spicer, a professor at Cass Business School at City University London, conducted a cultural and historical analysis of ideas about wellness in companies (which he published in a recent book, The Wellness Syndrome, coauthored by Stockholm University’s Carl Cederström). He concluded that corporate wellness programs not only provide low returns on investment but actually backfire, making many employees less healthy and more anxious about their jobs.

The challenge: Are “fun runs” and diet programs part of the problem, not the solution? Professor Spicer, defend your research.

Publication Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Departments: Cass Business School > Management
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/15613
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