As part of this process you need to consider:
The first stage in dealing with any problem is to accept that there is a problem that needs to be addressed. This is an important aspect of gaining the commitment of people at all levels within the organisation to work together to resolve the problem of work related stress using the Management Standards approach. Data indicates that the performance of individual employees and the organisation as a whole can be improved by effective management of the main risk factors for work related stress.
"We knew we had a problem but we had stress on the too hard pile."
Senior Manager, Probation Service
Work to ‘prepare the organisation’ forms a key element of the Management Standards risk assessment approach. Before beginning the next stage, you should
If your organisation is following its own approach to risk assessment for work related stress, you may still find it useful to review your coverage of all the above issues as part of your preparation before beginning your risk assessment.
You are now ready to begin your risk assessment for work related stress. Find out more information about Step 1: Identify the risk factors.