When we think of workplace safety we almost always go to PPE or lock out/tag out or look to OSHA and BWC regulations. Safety measures for workplaces across the country are critical in helping people get home in one piece, but does the discussion around safety end there?
New reports indicate a shift towards mental health awareness in the workplace which has spurred the conversation revolving psychological safety, but the question remains, what is it and how can we achieve it?
Organizational behavioral scientist Amy Edmondson of Harvard presented the idea of “team psychological safety” and defined it as “a shared belief held by members of a team that the team is safe for interpersonal risk taking.”
The truth is, companies, business and organizations need input and innovation to grow, but if you haven’t created a safe environment for them to ask questions or provide insight, you are stopping innovation and your future in its tracks.
As we move through the stress of the holidays and family get-togethers and look at the new year, it might be time for you to reevaluate your business’s safety program to incorporate psychological safety as well and start off on the right foot for a truly prosperous new year!
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