Corporate focus on ‘wellness’ is unhealthy

Is corporate ‘wellness’ making you sick? A relentless focus on health and happiness in the workplace could be making employees feel worse not better. And it could lead to perfectly competent candidates being overlooked for a job because they are deemed ‘not fit enough’. The claims have been made in a new book, The Wellness Syndrome, by André Spicer and Carl Cederström, academics from Cass Business School, City University London and Stockholm University, Sweden. “For many years, governments have attempted to control how much people eat and drink, whether we smoke and exercise,...

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