I just discovered this brilliant whitepaper on employee wellness. It looks at a new worrying trend which has companies paying their employees to participate in wellness programmes.
This is of course an incredibly bad idea for many reasons, including these:
- Financial rewards undermine autonomy
- Employees who arenít ready or willing to changeÖ wonít
- Financial incentives arenít enough to change complex behaviors
It’s really, really time for companies to understand that financial rewards have several serious limitations as a tool to change employee behavior.