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

Organizational culture is a work environment characterized by the shared values of trust, honesty and fairness.

These statements make up the organizational culture factor in Guarding Minds at Work:

  1. People in my organization are held accountable for their actions.
  2. I feel that I am part of a community at work.
  3. Employees and management trust one another.
  4. My workplace is inclusive of persons with diverse backgrounds and points of view.
  5. Organizational values are demonstrated at all levels.

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

Organizational Culture

Download this facilitator guide to help you lead a team discussion about addressing organizational culture.

Presentation slides

Organizational Culture

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

Participant handout

Organizational Culture

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.