CHAPTER 4

Well-Being

Well-being is the primary goal of any community for itself and its members. A state of well-being is one in which we function well in all areas of our lives. This doesn’t mean that every aspect of our organization or of each individual is always thriving. We all face challenges, which are essential to our growth and learning.

The workplace focus on employee well-being developed out of the “wellness” craze, which was primarily focused on physical health. As it turned out, wellness programming wasn’t the panacea employers were hoping it would be. In fact, a 2018 study showed that when subjected to a randomized control trial, wellness programs showed no effect on health care spending, employee exercise, or intent to stay with ...

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