Here are a few items that might be of interest, while I give people a chance to digest last week’s three Wellsteps smackdowns. And it’s even worse than I thought. In the immortal words of the great philosophers Bachmann Turner Overdrive, you ain’t seen nothing yet.
If you are just tuning in now, here are the links:
- We predicted that Wellsteps would win a Koop Award for their Boise program because they combined all the required elements of invalidity, ignorance and cronyism;
- Wellsteps thinks any Boise employee who drinks at all has an alcohol problem;
- Boise employees actually got sicker over the course of the program.
At this point, you may be wondering: “Hey, is there any way to get actual helpful information on wellness, since I’m obviously not going to get it from Wellsteps?” As luck would have it, there are several. First, Jon Robison and Rosie Ward run a CEU-creditable program leading to the Thriving Workplace Culture certificate. Culture-of-wellness is gradually replacing “pry, poke and prod” as the preferred way to “do wellness.” I’ve done a guest-lecture to the community of folks that Jon and Rosie have assembled and can tell you this: we are not alone in the universe. If you are reading this blog and feeling deluged by pry-poke-and-prod vendors, you will feel right at home here…and you’ll learn a lot too.
Oh, yes, and claim your Friend-of-Al discount of $100 for the course. Enter FALL16FRIEND in the promo code line.
If that is not within your price range even with the discount, there is a webinar on incentives this Thursday, in which I’m participating along with a few colleagues. It’s a production of Sarah Hunt of the Corporate Health and Wellness Association, and James Kelley, so you know it will be good.
And if you would to save wear-and-tear on your eyeballs, you can listen to a recent podcast I did on wellness. It can be found three different ways:
The website: http://bit.ly/Al_Lewis
iTunes link: http://bit.ly/iTunesRWpodcast
Stitcher link: http://bit.ly/StitcherRWpodcast