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Getting started with the assessment tool

The Thrive at Work assessment tool has been designed as a clear, simple to use resource to support organisations in reviewing the state of their existing mental health and well-being policies, practices and activities.

To get started, download the assessment tool and familiarise yourself with the contents.

Resource

The Thrive at Work assessment tool has been developed by Organisational Psychology Researchers at the Future of Work Institute. The assessment tool guides you through the process of documenting what your organisation is already doing, and planning to do, against each pillar of the Thrive at Work Framework.

Before completing the evaluation, it will also be useful for the project team to be familiar with the Thrive at Work Framework (depicted below) and the requirements of the assessment process. To review the aims of the pillars and their building blocks, return to the Thrive at Work Framework section of the website for more detail.Thrive Framework table showing the three pillars of Mitigate illness, prevent harm and promote thriving and their respective building blocks and key strategies

The assessment tool is presented as an Excel worksheet. Each tab in the assessment tool workbook corresponds to a Pillar of the Thrive at Work Framework and lists the Building Blocks and Key Evidence Based Strategies for building a thriving organisation.

Whilst you review the tool, think about what relevant activities you may already have in place, which departments/functions in the organisation will have relevant information, and how you will gather input. For example, Human Resources, Occupational Health and Safety, and area managers can all have relevant information and skills necessary for the evaluation.

Who should contribute to the evaluation?

At this stage of the process, it will be useful to have a team that has an understanding of a range of functions and activities taking place across the organisation. The tool requires input from people who are aware of elements of management practices, HR policies, and occupational health and safety practices.

If it is not possible to have a representative from all relevant areas, consider allowing members of your project team to approach those departments to investigate relevant practices and policies they may otherwise be unaware of.

Next step

Step 2: Summarise your current activities

The evaluation process will enable you to highlight areas of strength and identify opportunities for future development.