An organization’s cultural environment can either increase or reduce employee stress. And managers exercise their influence over workplace stress in part by how they mold the culture of their work units. But even the best managers can’t completely eliminate stress. Instead, they alleviate its worst aspects and transform what remains into positive energy. Not only does this transformation reduce the unhealthy effects of stress, but it also increases employee satisfaction and productivity. In these organizations, people thrive. Originally published in People & Strategy, Volume 38, Issue 3, Summer 2015.