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Psychological Safety: The Key to a Thriving Workplace


At Beam we have recently released our most up to date workshop brochure which includes 9 new workshops and courses. One of these which is already proving to be popular to organisations is "Understanding Psychological Safety".


What is Psychological Safety?

Psychological safety is a belief that one can take interpersonal risks in a work environment without fear of negative consequences. It is a feeling of being safe to learn, fail, contribute, and challenge the status quo.


Why is Psychological Safety Important?

Psychological safety is essential for high-performing teams and organisations. When team members feel safe to take risks, they are more likely to share their ideas, even if they are unconventional or challenging. They are also more likely to learn from their mistakes and innovate.


The Benefits of Psychological Safety

Research has shown that psychological safety has a number of benefits for individuals and organisations, including:

  • Increased employee engagement and satisfaction

  • Improved team performance and innovation

  • Reduced stress and burnout

  • Increased employee retention

  • Higher profits

Case Study


Google has long recognised the importance of psychological safety. In fact, it is one of the five key dimensions of Google's culture. Google has found that psychological safety leads to all of the above benefits.


One study at Google found that teams with high psychological safety were more likely to achieve their goals and were more innovative.


How to Foster Psychological Safety in your Workplace

There are a number of things that leaders and managers can do to foster psychological safety in the workplace, including:

  • Create a culture of learning and experimentation. Encourage team members to ask questions, share their ideas, and learn from their mistakes.

  • Celebrate diversity and inclusion. Create a workplace where everyone feels welcome and valued, regardless of their background or beliefs.

  • Promote collaboration and teamwork. Give team members opportunities to work together on projects and share their expertise.

  • Model risk-taking and vulnerability. Show team members that it is okay to make mistakes and that you are willing to learn from your own. We encourage delegates to challenge how they interpret failure and instead treat things as an experiment.

  • Provide feedback in a constructive and supportive way. When you give feedback, focus on the behaviour, not the person. Be specific and offer suggestions for improvement.


Our Psychological Safety Workshop

Our Psychological Safety Workshop is a one-hour workshop that will explain psychological safety and its importance for wellbeing, creativity, innovation, and success within the workplace. The workshop will highlight the signs of a lack of psychological safety and look at common barriers. The workshop will also offer tools and techniques for fostering psychological safety.


What You Will Learn in the Workshop

  • What is psychological safety and why is it important?

  • The signs of a lack of psychological safety

  • Common barriers to psychological safety

  • Tools and techniques for fostering psychological safety

Who Should Attend the Workshop?

This workshop is ideal for anyone who wants to learn more about psychological safety and how to foster it in the workplace, including:

  • Leaders

  • Managers

  • Team members

  • HR professionals

  • Consultants

How to Book the Workshop

To book the workshop, please contact us.


Conclusion

Psychological safety is essential for high-performing teams and organisations. When team members feel safe to take risks, they are more likely to share their ideas, learn from their mistakes, and innovate.


Our Workshop will teach you everything you need to know about psychological safety and how to foster it in your workplace. Book today and start creating a more thriving and successful organisation.


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