This book highlights findings from a survey of 100 leaders and experts that reveal serious issues with workplace wellness programs (95% of them do not work) and ways to improve them.
Rex Miller urges leaders to spend money on improving work environments instead of wellness programs, as physical space has a dramatic effect on workplace stress management. He suggests implementing “nudges” such as making stairways more appealing, providing healthy foods and drinks, adding lighting that mimics our circadian rhythms, better air circulation, and better building design. Organizations now spend an average of $18,000 per employee for health coverage, and these costs are expected to double by 2030. That is enough for leaders to realize that wellness should be their highest priority toward high performance, strong ROI, and employee well-being.