Culture. It’s “the way we do things around here.” It’s the normal or expected attitudes, beliefs, and behaviours that you share with your colleagues. In health care, culture influences how well we work together, how well we communicate with each other, our dedication to safety and, ultimately, how well we care for patients.

Positive shifts in workplace culture are linked to improved system-related and clinical outcomes, reduced adverse events and increased patient satisfaction. These shifts also have tangible benefits for health care providers, teams and organizations by reducing work-related conflict and stress, fostering team communication to lessen harassment and bullying and improving job satisfaction and perceptions of working conditions1. To foster these shifts, we support and lead a number of culture change activities. Explore these pages to learn about our culture initiatives and how you can join us in shifting culture to support positive changes.

Resources to Improve Your Group’s Teamwork & Communication


Culture Change Toolbox

The Culture Change Toolbox is a collection of tools and interventions for changing culture. It’s full of ideas, examples, and exercises. For each tool there are tips on how to apply it and a description of which components of culture it helps to improve. The Toolbox was released in 2014, so we thought it was time for…
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ATTIC: Activities for Transforming Teams & Igniting Change

Do you need interactive activities that can help your team accelerate improvement in health care and beyond? Check out our new resource, ATTIC: Activities for Transforming Teams & Igniting Change. ATTIC is a collection of activities that you and your team can use to build teamwork, develop communication skills, enable creative thinking and innovation, and help explore systems. They’re free, downloadable, and…
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Areas Where We Improve Culture