Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are characterized by close social relationships as well as high task variability and flexibility. Although, these characteristics are proven to facilitate health promoting activities systematic exchange on i.e. working conditions or safety and health at work is scarce. Therefore, DGUVs expert committee "Psyche and health in the world of work" (german) created an easy-to-use tool for the incorporation of employees and their ideas in improving working conditions.
Brainstorming meetings are a near to perfect instrument for prevention as far as using / asking for the hidden knowledge and ideas of the personal is concerned. The focus is to talk with the employees instead of talking about them. The general idea is to set up "quality circles", known to be successful in big enterprises. They are now transferable to small companies, which cannot rely on professional human resources departments.
The aim is to initiate a sustainable process, based in the company and independent of third parties.
Brainstorming meetings may be used for
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