rganizational culture is one of the key factors in determining how
successful an organization will be in managing work stress.
Organizational culture is reflected in the attitudes of staff, their shared beliefs
about the organization, their shared value systems and common and
approved ways of behaving at work.
Organizational culture also concerns how problems are recognized and
solved. It can affect what is experienced as stressful, how that experience
translates into health difficulties, how both stress and health are reported
and how the organization responds to such reports.
Employers, managers and trade union representatives must therefore
become aware of the culture of an organization, and explore it in relation
to the management of work stress. If necessary, these parties must engage
in culture change activities as an important aspect of improving the
management of stress at work.
23 Organizational culture O rganizational culture is one of the key factors in determining how successful an organization will be in managing work stress.