College teams support carrot over stick for wellness programs

10/28/2013 | Arizona Daily Star (Tucson)

The 32 teams involved in an ethics competition at the University of Arizona recommended employers use non-coercive incentives rather than punishments in employee programs to reduce tobacco use, obesity and alcohol addiction and encourage healthy eating. Most teams opposed outcomes-based wellness measures and the winner, Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, recommended companies do not use "off-the-shelf” wellness programs and instead allow employees to develop plans based on their needs.

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