An appraisal of key factors in the implementation of occupational stress interventions.

Nytrø, Kjell and Saksvik, Per Øystein and Mikkelsen, Aslaug and Bohle, Philip and Quinlan, Michael (2000) An appraisal of key factors in the implementation of occupational stress interventions. Work and Stress, 14 (3). pp. 213-225. ISSN 0267-8373

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Abstract

Empirical research on stress intervention in organizations, and experience from organizational change programmes in general, indicates that obtaining intended change is often more difficult than it had been conceived to be at the outset. In order to facilitate the accomplishment of stress prevention and effective organizational change, this paper examines the importance of the social and cognitive processes influencing the implementation of any intervention. It states that if change is to be managed skilfully, it is important (1) to create a social climate of learning from failure, (2) to provide opportunities for multi-level participation and negotiation in the design of interventions, (3) to be aware of tacit behaviours that possibly undermine the objectives of interventions, and (4) to define roles and responsibilities before and during the intervention period.

Item Type:Article
Research Areas:Business School > Business & Management
ID Code:7091
Deposited On:15 Feb 2011 07:45
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