Psychological Safety at Work

business_ethics_highlights_2This article presents psychological safety as a practical managerial issue. But it’s also an ethical issue. Psychological trauma and distress can be just as destructive for employees as physical trauma and distress. The difference is that psychological harms are harder to foresee, and harder to see when they happen. How does this alter employers’ responsibilities? >>>

LINK: The ABC’s of Psychological Safety in the Workplace (by Georgia Pomaki for EthicsCentre.ca)

Many Canadians will experience a mental illness in their lifetime and many more will be directly impacted by mental illness of a family member, friend, or co-worker. The associated cost of mental illness to employers is far reaching and extends beyond the costs associated with absenteeism or extended absence from work….

…Common psychological hazards include:
• Perceived high workload
• Lack of control or autonomy in how work is done
• Lack of support
• Perceived lack of respect
• Unclear, conflicting or changing expectations….

What do you think?


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