Where Measurement Is Unnecessary

We often hear “what gets measured gets done.” When it comes to businesses implementing wellness programs, as well as wellbeing initiatives intended to promote a culture of health, this is not universally true.

Reporting on a new survey from Xerox, workforce.com cites an “interesting disconnect: companies would blindly follow through with a wellness program specifically to save money, but not even see if they saved money.” Even though measuring the impact of wellness initiatives is difficult, if not currently impossible, there’s no lack of enthusiasm for implementing these programs.

The survey also suggests that saving money on health care expenses is not the only reason businesses promote wellness and wellbeing. More and more, businesses see these as critical to broader business objectives.

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