As many companies look to welcoming back employees who will soon be returning to the workplace, now is a good time to consider the psychological impact for people transitioning to the new normal.
That’s why we thought we’d share with you this fantastic article by Dr. Britt Andreatta for the Training Industry website. Dr. Andreatta is an internationally recognized thought leader who creates brain science-based solutions for today’s challenges and has published several books on the brain science of success. As the former Chief Learning Officer, Britt is a seasoned professional with more than 25 years of experience.
Her piece, ‘Returning to the Workplace: An Opportunity to Build Better Psychological Safety’, shines a light on the steps your organization should consider in regards to psychological safety in the workplace. Key topics on the subject in the article include:
- Focus on inclusion first
- Encourage Mistakes and Celebrate Failures
- Embrace the messengers
- Practice freely asking for and offering help
Dr. Andreatta said:
“We are at a time when the world’s workforce is more exhausted and burned out than ever before. The return to in-person work is going to be stressful, and psychological safety is crucial for it to go as smoothly as possible. Leaders have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to use this time to both revise and reform their workplace culture. The ones who do will reap benefits for decades to come.”
Click the link below to read the article in full on the Training Industry website and find out how you can foster psychological safety in the workplace.