The company doctor is in

International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management

ISSN: 1741-0401

Article publication date: 20 September 2011

Citation

(2011), "The company doctor is in", International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, Vol. 60 No. 7. https://doi.org/10.1108/ijppm.2011.07960gaa.008

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2011, Emerald Group Publishing Limited


The company doctor is in

Article Type: News From: International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, Volume 60, Issue 7

Once, many organisations had an in-house medial service complete with “proper” doctor. This was part of a paternalistic approach to management. Then efficiency drives drove out “unnecessary” costs and such “nice-to-haves” had to go.

Now, it seems that many corporations are realising that health and well-being at work is a key factor in determining performance and productivity levels … and company health services are being looked upon as good, positive investments.

How the wheel turns!