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JUN 2018

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Why design for wellness? Organizational success, of course, has been achieved without designing for wellness, but the human cost of that strategy has not been assessed comprehensively or included on any organization's balance sheet. Frankly, if serious enough, an employee illness or injury defaults to workers' compensation, social security, or welfare. If an employee dies, the direct financial cost is eliminated altogether. In either case, the human cost is no longer the organization's problem. When organization-sponsored healthcare is no longer provided to employees or is reduced, the cost of illness or injury moves to the public at large, creating a net positive effect on an organization's bottom line. by Dr. Cristina G. Banks 22 June 2018 the leader F E A T U R E A R T I C L E b ecause it is the key to organizational success.

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