Three ways leaders can create ‘Psychological Safety’ in the workplace

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  • Having a team mate cry and break down due to unfairness and seniority-biased treatment in the workplace (while working late till midnight in the workplace)
  • Hearing a team mate speak about how she was verbally and emotionally abused by a male boss, and when she brought it up to the Chief Ethics Officer in the firm, the male boss got a verbal warning, and she decided to transfer to another team.
  • Seeing people become defensive at work to protect themselves
  • Hearing people speak about what they hope to get and what they believe they deserve, yet keep quiet in front of their bosses
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Sometimes, ‘Fear’ can make it hard for us to be honest–honest with ourselves, and honest with others, as we take the easy way out. And we move on to the next project, or the next job. Many things left unsaid and unheard. Even emotions within us.

1. Ask Your Team Members How They Are, How They Feel, If They Need Additional Support

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2. Be Open, Honest & Transparent With Your Team Members (Even If It’s Our Mistake We Are Solving)

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3. Be Empathetic, Sincere and Acknowledge.

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Digital Strategist. Enjoys books, design, architecture, flora and nature. Her motto: “Live fully, bravely & mindfully”

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