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Professor Risto Sarvas: "Mental Distress is Not Your Fault"

Professor and Director of the Information Networks Programme at Aalto University Risto Sarvas: "The foundation for wellbeing lies in the structures and the management culture of the organisation."

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"How can we get rid of structures supporting an excessive focus on performance? How can we develop information systems into structures that support well-being? How can we create structures that strengthen interactive communication?" Sarvas writes in his Oasis blog.

"The root causes of mental distress are the organisational structures, bad communications and the leadership culture."

What to do? Read professor Sarvas's Oasis blog

Risto Sarvas

Oasis blog: Mental Distress is Not Your Fault

“When the source of mental distress is structural, there is nothing even an army of occupational counsellors, physicians, therapists or nurses can do to fix it”, says Risto Sarvas.

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