We recognize that health and wellbeing is threatened not only by illness but also by workplace stress, insecurities, and general dissatisfaction with self or others. A 2005 study in the USA indicates that companies lost USD 9 Billion (Rs. 40,317 Crore) in 2005, to unwell employees. They also lost 14% of their annual working days i.e., more than 51 working days in a year due to illness in their work force.( WHO Estimates, Times of India, September 13, 2007 ) Significantly, a report reveals that 2% of a corporation's capital spent on the workforce is lost due to disability, absenteeism and under par performance. (Working Towards Wellness - an Indian perspective, Price waterhouse coopers)
Corporate leaders need to be made to recognize that wellness programs are investments in the company. And made to realize the importance of investing in a healthy workforce.