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Wellness programs don’t make workplace stresses go away

Available Online https://www.jsonline.com/story/life/green-sheet...
Publication Date May 10, 2018
Author Phillip Chard
Source Journal Sentinel
Source Type Online News Article

This article focuses on why wellness programs may not impact employee stress as previously believed. The article states that wellness programs may not impact burnout, fatigue, or stress that may arise from organizational issues such as understaffing or “assembly line” style of work. The article states that stressful working conditions, workloads, dysfunctional teams, toxic leadership styles, and insufficient employee involvement are not being offset by programs designed for physical health or work-life balance. The article concludes that to get the most benefit from wellness programs, organizations should work to encourage and support their employees and reduce stress levels.

Keywords Wellness programs, stress, employee well-being, burnout, organizational culture

Chard, P. (2018, May 10). Wellness programs don’t make workplace stresses go away. Journal Sentinel. Retrieved May 16, 2018, from http://www.jsonline.com

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