Psychological safety equips teams with the tools and understanding needed to foster trust, promote open communication and risk-taking, and achieve high performance, especially in the complex dynamics of remote work environments.
Why Psychological Safety training is so important
Psychological safety is a key factor determining a team’s success. The highest-performing teams show time and again that team members feel psychologically safe. This means they have high levels of trust in their managers, peers and organisation and believe they will
not be punished, rejected or embarrassed at any point, even if they fail at something or make a mistake. That even failure can be shared openly to learn, grow and innovate. FAIL in a psychologically safe team is regarded as a First Attempt at Learning rather than a chance to point a finger and feel relieved it wasn’t you!
Research shows that where people feel psychologically safe, they feel comfortable with some risk-taking, saying what they really think rather than what they think people want to hear, that they can stick their neck out without fear of reprisals. They feel comfortable being themselves and bring their whole selves to work.
Building psychological safety is not a quick exercise. It takes time and effort to lay the foundations so that it can thrive. It can be especially challenging for remote workers who can experience feelings of isolation and disconnection. This can be compounded by juggling home and work demands as their workspace becomes the same place as they relax, eat or even sleep. Many feel they must work extra hours to prove they are productive, adding extra pressure.
Key benefits of attending this course
- Gain a clear comprehension of psychological safety and its pivotal role in driving team success.
- Develop an insight into the key elements that enhance the sensation of psychological well-being.
- Uncover the crucial significance of trust as a foundation for establishing psychological safety.
- Boost your confidence in embracing and taking calculated risks.
- Acquire strategies tailored to foster psychological safety specifically for remote and hybrid work environments.
Who would benefit from attending this course?
This course is suitable for leaders and managers interested in understanding how they can build the psychological safety of all workers, including those who may work remotely.
The course content and capacity can be customised for individuality and to ensure organisations’ specific learning criteria are met. Consultancy to protect the psychological wellbeing of remote workers is also an option either as a standalone service or in conjunction with training.
The course content includes:
- How do we define psychological safety
- Why is it so important to team success
- What factors are at play in teams that have high levels of psychological safety
How we build Psychological Safety:
- Induction considerations
- Ways of building rapport and trust
- Leadership behaviours that build psychological safety
- Approaches to conflict
- Meeting human needs in the workplace: physical, social, psychological and environmental
- Anticipating reactions to change
- Requesting feedback
- Surveying psychological safety in teams
- Understanding the behaviour preferences of individuals and adapting behaviours to lead, communicate and support team members
Related Training Courses
As basic training for all in mental health awareness is considered good practice, this course is suitable for anyone working in a team environment. Focusing on the most common mental health problems, the training includes recognising signs and symptoms and advice on practical strategies to support others.
A practical and interactive one-day course which looks at the signs of stress and its risk implications. By the end of the day, participants will be able to discuss individual team members' stress triggers with them and agree individual strategies which can then be reviewed at a later date.
Enlightened employers are now highlighting first aiders for both physical and mental health in the same way. This course is designed to teach participants how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill-health together with a set of skills which enables them to support someone experiencing mental health issues.
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"The quality of the training has been fantastic and our employees are really engaging with the trainer and getting something out of it. Also In Equilibrium makes the whole process very easy to arrange."
"We wanted to provide a course that taught useful and practical coping strategies that our members could put into place straight away. In Equilibrium’s experience showed us that they could provide this, and they tailored the course perfectly."
"In-Equilibrium recently presented Mental Health Awareness to Managers in all of our area offices. The training was really well received and all of the trainers were praised for their in-depth knowledge and understanding."
"The training was very well received by staff who now all intend to implement the session’s practical tips and techniques into their existing roles. A large proportion of the staff rated the facilitator and their delivery as excellent and their only recommendation was for a further and longer session!"
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