We can\u2019t help people unless we know what they want \u2014 and if we guess, we\u2019ll probably miss the mark. Too often corporate wellness ends up as a discouraging journey from one shiny, new top-down \u2018solution\u2019 to the next. The HR manager tasked with designing the wellness program is then left frustrated with its inefficacy. Vertically imposed wellness strategies \u2014 when management decrees how wellness will unfold \u2014 are limited by the depth of insight of the few stewing over decisions. This is like a doctor trying to guess what prescription would best suit the guests at a dinner party. The results are low relevance, inspire little engagement and are a poor return on investment. Our workplaces can become vibrant and healthy spaces, but only if we stop trying to force it. Instead, we must create the opportunity to let wellness happen. We can do this by designing and implementing wellness strategies horizontally.