Wellness initiatives aren’t a cure-all, Monica Worline tells The New York Times

March 10, 2020

The popularity of wellness initiatives is growing as corporations take a more holistic approach to employee well-being, The New York Times reports in the article “Vision-Boarding a World Without Burnout.”

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More companies are using meditation, yoga, vision-boarding, energy consulting, sound baths and hypnotherapy to address employee burnout, according to The New York Times.

These types of wellness programs at work may be the only place where some employees have access to them, says Center for Positive Organizations (CPO) faculty affiliate Monica Worline. However, she cautions that wellness initiatives are no substitute for creating a healthy underlying workplace environment.

“No wellness management is going to work until you fix the working conditions for people,” she says.

Worline is a CPO Magnify Immersion Program instructor and co-authored Awakening Compassion at Work: The Quiet Power That Elevates People and Organizations with CPO co-founder and core faculty Jane Dutton.