Organization of Work: StressLess7
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- Job control
- Management style
- Organizational culture or climate
- Resources (e.g.; infrastructure)
- Social supports / relations
- Change management
- Role strain (or uncertainty)
- Learning support, handling pressure
Interactive survey for facilitated workgroups
Occupation and Sector Specificity
Name and Size of Work Organization and/or Workplace Psychosocial Measures
Number of items:
Alignment (6 items)
Handling change (6 items)
Handling pressure (6 items)
Learning support (6 items)
Personal autonomy (6 items)
Resources (6 items)
Team practices (6 items)
Other Content Areas Included in the Instrument
Developmental Status of the Instrument
Development completed, and applied in consulting practice in a small number of workplace settings. Further refinements are not planned, but these may follow further application or emergence of new research into workplace stress.
Reliability and Validity Information (or Relevant Citation)
StressLess7 was designed as a practical interactive survey tool for engaging and facilitating work groups. It maps group experience and provides a vocabulary so groups can rapidly identify and diagnose common job stressors affecting working conditions, devise practical solutions, then repeat the process over time in a plan-act-learn-improve cycle. The interactive survey method has been in use for consulting purposes since 1996. The StressLess7 survey has not been evaluated as a quantitative workplace survey as the method is qualitative and geared to support group inquiry and decision making in a specific work context. In consulting practice, the survey wording may be varied (customised) to fit the language, culture and work context of particular client groups.
Accessibility of the Instrument
The StressLess7 survey contents and user guide can be viewed free at www.teamwisetools.com. Full package with software platform and manual for interactive group sessions is available for a charge. See www. teamwisetools.com for pricing details.
Where to Obtain a Copy of the Instrument
Electronic copies of the survey format are available from Dr Geoff Sharrock, e-mail: email@example.com.