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


Nytro, K and Oystein Saksvik, P and Mikkelsen, A and Bohle, PL and Quinlan, M, An appraisal of key factors in the implementation of occupational stress interventions, Work and Stress, 14, (3) pp. 213-225. ISSN 0267-8373 (2000) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1080/02678370010024749


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 Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Socio-COGNITIVE Process Factors, Stress Interventions, Organizational Change
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Strategy, management and organisational behaviour
Research Field:Organisational behaviour
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Work and labour market
Objective Field:Workplace safety
UTAS Author:Bohle, PL (Professor Philip Bohle)
ID Code:138850
Year Published:2000
Web of Science® Times Cited:108
Deposited By:TSBE
Deposited On:2020-05-04
Last Modified:2020-05-04

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