Workplace Factors

The 13 Psychosocial Factors were developed by Guarding Minds@Work and referenced by the Mental Health Commission of Canada in the National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace. These factors address elements that impact employees’ psychological responses to work and work conditions that could potentially cause psychological health problems. They include both the way work is carried out (i.e. deadlines, workload, work processes) and the context in which work occurs, which is about relationships and interactions with each other.

  1. Psychological Support
  2. Clear Leadership and Expectations
  3. Organizational Culture
  4. Civility and Respect
  5. Growth and Development
  6. Involvement and Influence
  7. Recognition and Reward
  8. Engagement
  9. Balance
  10. Psychological Competencies and Job Demands
  11. Psychological Protection
  12. Workload Management
  13. Protection of Physical Safety