Organisations need to foster a culture that encourages and promotes prevention and health improvement. Culture starts with senior leadership who will influence the shared values and beliefs that can govern how staff view their role in promoting health.
The culture of an organisation is the shared values and beliefs that can govern how staff view their role in promoting health.
Successfully implementing a strategic change often requires getting individuals to change their behaviours. Leaders can enhance the results of the change by working to develop general norms around things such as MECC making it the normal part of everyone’s business.
Organisations that embrace health and wellbeing can foster a culture where staff at all levels are empowered to Making Every Contact Count whether it be through MECC champions, healthy living ambassadors or through celebrating success.