Building healthy organizations takes more than simply putting in a wellness program

By Graham Lowe
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/22/2003

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here is a mountain of research detailing the benefits of healthy work environments for employees and organizations.

We know healthy jobs and workplaces contribute to an individual’s physical, mental, spiritual and social well-being. We also know that a healthy workplace can result in higher job satisfaction, lower absenteeism and turnover, improved job performance, lower accident rates, and reduced health benefit and workers’ compensation costs.