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Making the case for wellness programs

Making the case for wellness programs

Organizations that want happier and more productive employees should look to the outcome of a two-year study on the effects of workplace wellness programs on employees and organizations by a team of Ivey researchers.

The rigorous, first-of-its-kind study in Canada highlights dramatic improvements in physical activity and nutrition habits; increases in employee engagement and corporate culture; and, a reduction in stress levels and alcohol and tobacco use as just a few of the benefits of wellness programs.

The study, Phase 2 of the Sun Life-Ivey Canadian Wellness ROI Study with additional support of a MITACS Accelerate grant, involved treatment and control groups at six organizations (28 sites) across Canada, reflective of Canadian organizations as a whole, said Professor Michael Rouse. 

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