FMJ Sep-Oct 2017: Building Healthier Workplaces
Wednesday, September 20th, 2017
Wellness and well-being are topics of increasing interest, from break rooms to board rooms around the world. In 2011, a Gallup Poll found full-time workers in the U.S. with one or more chronic
health conditions miss an estimated 450 million additional days of work each year compared to healthy workers. The result is an estimated cost of more than US$153 billion in lost productivity annually. With approximately 5.6 million commercial buildings in the U.S. housing roughly 120 million employees, small improvements to wellness and well-being can translate into billions
of dollars in productivity benefits — not to mention the health, happiness and longevity of our most precious resources: people.
This three-part discussion speaks to the business case for wellness, the current state of wellness standards and benchmarks and case studies that illustrate the accomplishments of companies at
the forefront of the wellness movement.