A bunch of months back I published a comprehensive, richly sourced, linked and footnoted review of the three greatest failures of the workplace wellness industry’s leading vendors, consultants and promoters. Those three greatest failures, of course, would be: outcomes, economics and ethics. Hence the title.
The paper is quite uncharacteristically, rather dry, as befits publication in the country’s leading law-medicine journal. However, I’d encourage everyone to download it and at least skim it.
To get you started, Tom Emerick just now reviewed it in Insurance Thought Leadership, so that might be a good place to start. If that catches your attention, then you can link through to the main event. (And, yes, there is a juicy tidbit in there.)
PS The journal issue includes four other articles on wellness too, including one by The Incidental Economist. They couldn’t find anyone unconnected with the wellness industry to defend it, so the entire issue is an evisceration of its shortcomings.