Project Overview > How to Select a Tool
THCU's Case for Comprehensive Workplace Health Promotion: Making Cents of a Good Idea outlines critical success factors for undertaking CWHP. One factor specifically relates to strategically selecting an appropriate situational assessment tool:
"Tailor the program to the special features of each workplace environment as there is a need to respond to the unique needs of each workplace's procedure, organization and culture."
It is important to keep in mind that because different workplaces have different cultures, their experiences with the same situational assessment tool will also differ. For instance, if a large workplace is planning to conduct a nation-wide situational assessment of its company, each workplace location will most likely have different results.
The considerations (#1-6) presented here are to help workplaces select the best situational assessment tool for their situations. In many cases, several tools may be used in a given setting, especially if a long-term, complex workplace health promotion program is being undertaken, or if very little work in this area has been done in the past.