Given the number of hours people spend at work, it is important that the workplace is a psychological safe environment.
Experiencing psychological safety at work means that employees feel comfortable making themselves vulnerable in front of the people they see every day.
Eusebius McKaiser chats to talent strategist and leadership coach Anja van Beek on how workplaces can be made psychologically safe.
In order to make work environment's psychologically safe, we need to move away from a climate of fear and build a culture where people feel that they are seen, heard and express themselves without consequences.— Anja van Beek, Talent strategist and leadership coach
Psychological safety is more than just physical safety, it is about creating a work environment where people feel safe to express themselves and their ideas, she explains.
The actions and behaviours of everyone in the workplaces determine whether that particular workplace is psychologically safe or not.— Anja van Beek, Talent strategist and leadership coach
Listen below to the full conversation on how to measure the psychological safety of a workplace: