The SAM Advanced Management Journal is pleased to announce the publication of the article A Cross-Disciplinary Framework to Measure Workplace Wellness Program Success by Dewaynna Horn, Natasha W. Randle, and Stacey R. McNeil in Volume 85 Edition 1.
Workplace wellness has emerged as an area of importance in organizations, particularly for human resource management and healthcare administration professionals. As the safety and health human resource function has increasing significance to productivity and profitability, many organizations offer these wellness programs. Most employers believe the programs are mutually beneficial to employees and to organizations. Past literature on this topic remains scant and inconsistent regarding the factors that create success in workplace wellness programs. The objective of this study is to address this gap by adapting a popular model from the Information Systems (IS) literature, the DeLone and McLean Model of Information Systems Success (DeLone and McLean, 1992), as an alternative framework to evaluate wellness program success. We offer propositions to accompany the model in assessing the success of wellness program success factors in organizations. The importance of this conceptual work lies in its potential value to organizations evaluating the success and effectiveness of workplace wellness programs.