The safety of staff at council has always been critically important. Councils ensure WHS standards and procedures are met when it comes to physical safety. Psychological safety isn’t always given equal attention, yet it carries equal weighting in the WHS Act and poses a big risk to council around adverse action and other negative outcomes.
This highlights the importance of leaders having the skills to ensure and manage a psychologically safe workplace. Psychological safety is an environment where employees feel included, feel safe to learn, contribute, challenge ideas and decisions, or voice their concerns without fear of punishment, embarrassment, or being marginalised. Without psychological safety, the risk of work-related psychological injury claims increases.
The Psychological Safety explores this important topic and guides leaders through four stages of creating a psychologically safe workplace. Leaders will learn the skills essential to each stage so they can immediately implement them in the workplace and track their progress throughout the online series.