The Health Benefits of Psychological Safety
Some aspects of work affect the mental wellbeing of the workforce. For example:
- work allocation
- work suitability
- style of managers behaviour
- level of feedback
- the desire versus the need for perfectionism
- work volume
- work variety
- colleague behaviour
- work events
A Psychologically Safe environment can directly reduce the onset, impact, duration and severity of mental distress.
Managers who are “Psychologically Safe and Responsible” minimise the risk of creating harm to others. They identify early signs of distress in colleagues and can support them.
A Psychologically Safe workforce usually rewards their employer with loyalty, higher productivity, greater sustainability and increased discretionary effort.
Wellbeing Works can help your organisation create a Psychologically Safe work environment. Contact us today to find out more.