A critical ingredient of high-performance in any organization is a culture of psychological safety. Belonging is essential to humans. In times of social unrest, anxiety, post-pandemic fear and overall life stress, it’s vital that organizations create a way to galvanize support and manage complex change to create a culture where every employee, regardless of their background, feels that they belong.
Because the need to belong is universal and fundamental, focusing on it has the power to draw in the entire workforce, even those who might feel excluded from — or threatened by — current DE&I directives.
Psychological safety at work doesn’t mean that everybody is nice to each other all the time. It means that people feel free to “”brainstorm out loud,”” voice half-finished thoughts, openly challenge the status quo, share feedback, and work through disagreements together — knowing that leaders value honesty, candor, and truth-telling, and that team members will have one another’s backs. It is an atmosphere in which people fearlessly engage, question, experiment, and deliver value rather than fearing, blaming, and spending time protecting themselves. In this workshop, you’ll develop skills for growing psychological safety in yourself, your teams, and your organization.
The Why: Organizations that focus on creating environments centered around promoting psychological safety see increased employee retention, improved productivity and performance, greater creativity and innovation and an elevated employee experience.
So, who is responsible for creating such safety? All of us! When we model and cultivate psychological safety, we enable greater transparency, closer relationships, improved collaboration, and better outcomes.
- Creating psychological safety in your teams during uncertain times
- How to lean into your authenticity as a leader
- Providing your team with the tools to show up in strength and confidence