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Leading from the Inside Out
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  • "This program is great and well facilitated. I hope that more healthcare leaders can have the opportunity to participate in this kind of program."
  • "This is a good program and especially helpful to have other participants in the same field of work."
  • "I thought Callie did a great job at providing opportunities for everyone in the group to open, honest and to share their valuable experiences with others."
  • "Working with the other leaders was the most rewarding – to hear other leaders and their struggles and together coming up with self-care strategies to better cope with work-life balance"
Guidelines & Regulations

Guidelines and Regulations

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WorkSafeBC’s healthcare and social services planned inspection initiative focuses on high-risk activities in the workplace that lead to serious injuries and time-loss claims.
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WorkSafeBC is releasing a discussion paper with proposed amendments to the Current Rehabilitation Services and Claims Manual that guide wage rate decisions related to short-term and long-term disability compensation. Recommended amendments include: These changes may affect your claims costs. Click here to view the proposed changes and offer feedback to WorkSafeBC – The deadline is 4:30 p.m. on Friday, […]
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Get PSyched! - December 2024

Organizational culture

Organizational cultures, in general, are basic assumptions held by a particular group.

A workplace thrives when founded on trust, honesty, and fairness. Organizational culture encompasses the shared assumptions, values, beliefs, and expected behaviours that guide members of an organization. It serves as a framework for acceptable behaviour and problem-solving within the group.

Why a positive culture matters:
A healthy organizational culture is vital for several reasons.

  • Fosters trust and cooperation: Trust is a cornerstone of cooperative behaviour, organizational commitment, and employee loyalty.
  • Enhances employee well-being: A culture focused on health and well-being improves job satisfaction and strengthens organizational commitment.
  • Supports mental health: A supportive work culture provides a positive environment, which is especially beneficial for employees experiencing psychological conditions like depression and anxiety.

Implications of a negative culture:
On the flip side, the absence of a positive culture can have detrimental effects:

  • A negative culture can render even the best workplace programs, policies, and services ineffective.
  • It can lead to increased stress, adversely affecting employee well-being.
  • Cultures emphasizing constant urgency and profit above all can create environments ripe for burnout.
Organizational culture

Featured Resources

Organizational culture

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A toolkit that shows how other health-care organizations have addressed psychological health and safety in their environments (includes links to practical tools and templates used in the sector).
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Assessment tools uniquely designed to help the health-care sector assess and mitigate psychological risk (includes a staff survey and organizational review).
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A public pledge from health organizations to show that they value the psychological health and safety of their staff and are committed to taking action on improving their work environments.
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Organizational culture resources

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