10 Ways Psychological Safety Benefits Your Bottom Line

We often talk about how Psychological Safety is so beneficial to the people in the workplace…

But how does it exactly help drive an organization’s success? 🤔

Here are 10 ways building Psychological Safety can benefit organizations:

  1. Boosts Employee Engagement: When employees feel safe, they’re more engaged. They’re invested in their work, bringing energy and enthusiasm that can be contagious.
  2. Encourages Innovation: A psychologically safe environment is a breeding ground for innovation. People feel free to think outside the box and share novel ideas without fear of ridicule.
  3. Helps Team Collaboration: Teams thrive in a safe environment. They’re more cohesive, communicate effectively, and work together seamlessly towards common goals – who wouldn’t want that?
  4. Attracts and Retains Talent: Organizations known for their psychologically safe workplaces attract TOP talent. Statistically, employees are also more likely to stay in an organization where they feel respected and valued.
  5. Improves Decision Making: In a safe environment, team members feel comfortable voicing their opinions and concerns, leading to more informed and balanced decision-making.

6. Reduces Stress and Burnout: Psychological safety helps reduce work-related stress and burnout. Which, I have yet to interact with an organization that’s not looking to address this

7. Increases Productivity: When employees aren’t spending energy worrying about how they’re perceived and if their job is on the line, they can focus more on their work – increasing productivity.

8. Improves Resilience: Psychologically safe environments help build resilience. Teams can better handle challenges and bounce back from setbacks, contributing to the overall resilience of the organization.

9. Enhances Employee Well-being: When people feel safe, their overall well-being improves. This not only benefits them personally but also reflects positively on their work.

10. Builds a Positive Company Culture: Psychological safety lays the foundation for a positive, inclusive, and supportive company culture, essential for long-term organizational success.

Embracing psychological safety isn’t just a nice-to-have; it’s a must-have.

It’s creating a workplace where everyone feels comfortable to be their authentic selves, contributing to a vibrant, dynamic, and successful organization.

👇 How does your organization prioritize psychological safety? What benefits have you noticed?

We can continue the conversation on how your workplace can benefit from Psychological Safety in our trainings!

We provide training and resources to support your efforts toward creating a safer workplace. Learn more here. 🖤

Create a great day!

Amanda + Team Mako Mindfulness

#MakoMindfulness

THE MAKO METHOD™ RESOURCE GUIDES

Feeling stressed out & psychologically unsafe at work?

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The Mako Method™ Resource Guide for Stress Management

Download our resource guide and learn over 50 ways you can use quick breathing exercises, affirmations, gratitude, journaling, and perspectives practices throughout the day to manage your stress and create psychological safety at work.

 

The Mako Method™ for Psychological Safety – The Ultimate Checklist

Download our free checklist to learn our framework of best practices for creating and experiencing more Psychological Safety at Work. 

 
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