Job satisfaction ownership

Who is responsible for a healthy and stimulating environment at work? When it comes to stress prevention, I have met a common misconception: that this is a “joint” responsibility.

Well, you could argue that anything going on in a business is a joint responsibility, including making products and taking them to market. But if you’re looking to improve – or even transform – the psychological working environment, you need to take a closer look on accountability and structure.

Otherwise – it won’t happen.

In a recent stress prevention client project, this split of responsibility has been developed (with inspiration from and credit to materials made available by Velliv):

Clarifying accountability is key for all projects, also projects addressing human factors. Don’t settle for “joint”.