The reaction to the article in the comments section, however, was something different. The majority of comments were skeptical, and many argued that employers had no business concerning themselves with workers' personal health. (The nay-sayers might ponder a recent study highlighted by HealthFinder.gov, which showed that workers with type 2 diabetes lost 11 to 15 percent of work time due to health problems. Ignoring the problem just isn't an option.)
The message to wellness professionals should be clear: It's essential to set the right tone. No one wants to be lectured or chided for bad behavior. But if you emphasize voluntary participation and develop fun, team-building activities, negative attitudes can be overcome. I've seen it first-hand.
So what do you think? I'd love to hear your views.