5-Year Workplace Wellness Trends

I don’t think workplace wellness as it’s practiced today has much of a future. If you’re studying workplace wellness or plan to make a living trying to get people well at a workplace, I’d strongly suggest a plan B (suggestion below). Plan B is going to be much better.

The term and the practice of “workplace wellness” will go away completely. If you use that term five years from now, nobody will know what you’re talking about. Give or take a couple years, either way.

Wellbeing is a better term, but I think we’re all getting a bit “welled” out. Wellness might come to mean taking certain prescription drugs or vitamins, eating certain foods, or getting screened for disease at drug stores and other provider locations. The commercial product marketers are muddling the meaning of wellness. I think it will disappear from workplaces as a program element.

Al Lewis and Vik Khanna criticized me in their new book, “Surviving Workplace Wellness.” And now my life is over.

Guest blogger – Shawn Connors, Best C+ Student in the Wellness Biz

Surviving Workplace Wellness With Your Dignity, Finances and (Major) Organs Intact” is the new book by Lewis and Khanna which nukes the current workplace wellness landscape. It has me cheering, jumping up and down, and throwing a fist in the air. Now I know how people felt in 1776 when they read Thomas Paine’s, “Common Sense.” As Wikipedia states, “in clear and simple language it explained the advantages of and the need for immediate independence.”*

*Independence from Great Britain. Just in case.

“Surviving Workplace Wellness” is the kind of book that makes you want to pick up your own metaphorical musket and join the fight against wellness stupidity. If you’re one of the five people that voluntarily read my blog, you’ll know I am in agreement with these guys on almost everything they say.