SUMMARY: Resources – including a facilitator guide, participant handout and slides – help you facilitate an effective team discussion about addressing and improving involvement and influence in your workplace. The intended outcome is to create a practical and cost-effective action plan that works for your team.

Involvement and influence are in a work environment where employees are included in discussions about how their work is done and have input into decisions that impact their job.

EngagingThe statements that make up the involvement and influence factor in Guarding Minds at Work are:

  1. I am able to talk to my immediate supervisor about how I do my work.
  2. I have some control over how I organize my work.
  3. My opinions and suggestions are considered at work.
  4. I am informed of important changes that may impact how my work is done.
  5. I am encouraged to participate in decisions that impact my work.

Engage your entire team in reviewing the factors that impact psychological health and safety in your workplace. This approach is recommended by the National Standard of Canada on Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace. By doing this, you build awareness of the responsibility of each employee to contribute to a positive workplace culture. You also get their involvement in developing and being part of the solution.

Facilitator guide

Involvement & Influence

Download this facilitator guide to help you lead a team discussion about addressing involvement and influence.

Presentation slides

Involvement & Influence

Download the presentation slides to guide a group discussion to better understand how involvement and influence impacts your team. Then, collaborate on an action plan to promote and protect this in your workplace.

Participant handout

Involvement & Influence

You can share the handout digitally or download and print them.

Each of the psychosocial factors identified in Guarding Minds at Work and the National Standard on Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace have similar resources that can be found here.