[Organizational wellbeing: challenge and future foundation]

G Ital Med Lav Ergon. 2010 Jul-Sep;32(3):363-7.
[Article in Italian]


We can define organizational wellbeing as the organization's ability to promote and maintain the physical, psychological and social workers wellbeing at all levels and for every job. A poor organizational climate may cause cases of burn-out and makes more likely behaviours that constitute psychological violence and harassment. In the local Unit number 18 of the Veneto Region the joint committees to tackle bullying, which have mainly preventive and educational purposes, have been a good opportunity to take into full consideration these issues at the company level (see National Work Contract 16/02/1999, article 6, D). The company occupational physician was involved in these activities to discuss the results of an ad hoc investigation conducted in the framework of the annual program of health examinations. The aim of the investigation was to ascertain the perceived work related stress and its association with work accidents, absenteeism and turnover due to health problems. On the basis of the results of this investigation it was proposed to assess better the organizational climate and to consider possible improvements. As survey tools two questionnaires were used: The questionnaire Organisational wellbeing, by Avallone et al. The Social Reaction Inventory. Rotter 1966 (abridged). Our presentation describes the subsequent stages of our intervention also with the methodological weaknesses and the more relevant implications with regards to operational and strategic paths for prevention and health promotion.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Forecasting
  • Health Promotion
  • Humans
  • Italy
  • Occupational Health* / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Surveys and Questionnaires