Securing commitment

Why is it important to secure commitment to the Management Standards process?

The approach depends very much on both senior management commitment and worker involvement throughout the process. Staff are only likely to take part if senior managers demonstrate their commitment to managing the causes of work related stress.

If you can successfully secure senior management commitment you should be able to show that:

"For the Management Standards approach to work it needs to be 'top lead and bottom fed'."
Delegate at HSE workshop

How can we secure management commitment?

It is often said there are three types of arguments that are used to persuade management to commit to a particular issue, these are:


How can we secure commitment from employees and their representatives?

You could try to:

For more information about involving employees look at this leaflet

Updated 2021-11-23