Employee well-being strategy isn’t optional, Monica Worline tells Fast Company

December 21, 2020


Center for Positive Organizations core faculty member Monica Worline is quoted in the Fast Company article “Why all leaders must pay attention to the wellness of their workers.”

The article explores the evolution of corporate well-being programs. It notes that they began with a focus on physical health and its impact on the bottom line. In recent years, well-being strategies have come to include mental health benefits to help employees become more engaged and productive. Worline says companies that are serious about their employees’ well-being must strive to create a holistic experience that includes livable wages, adequate health insurance, flexible scheduling, and paid-leave benefits.

“This year, with COVID-19 and an uncertain economy, mental health and care for employee well-being has risen to the top of the list,” Worline says. “It’s no longer viewed as optional.”

Worline is a Lecturer at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. She also is a Research Scientist at the Center for Compassion and Altruism at Stanford University.