"Businesses are wired to want a 'returnable investment,'" Kearl said. And investing in the health of your employees is "intangible. It's fuzzy math." But Kearl said he is absolutely convinced that Stance's success is linked with the creative, healthful environment. As an example, he cited the decision to provide nutritious food and snacks on the premises. (Here, Kelly King, director of women's marketing, munches on an apple while working at her desk.) "Really, the benefit is to us. They're healthier, and they spend less time going out to eat."
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